Transfer Center »Mobility«

In the »Mobility« transfer center, the research team works on modeling and simulation technologies for virtual product development of vehicles. The capabilities available at the site for real-time simulation (e.g. in the driving simulator RODOS®, the virtual reality laboratory or the simulation framework FERAL) as well as for highly accurate geo-referenced environment digitization are unique.

For more than nine years now, these competencies have been successfully applied and continuously developed in industrial and research projects in the fields of »autonomous and automated driving«, »optimization of traffic systems«, »development, validation and virtual testing of new mobility approaches« and »AI-based vehicle modeling«, among others. 


Focus Areas at a Glance

  • Autonomous and automated driving
  • Optimization of traffic systems
  • Development, validation and virtual testing of new mobility approaches
  • Interactive simulation (vehicle-environment-human interaction, incl. pedestrian simulation)
  • Digital environment data and usage variability 
  • Ergonomics in the context of automated driving
  • Design and development of AI tools to support simulation
  • IT support for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), especially for efficient variant simulation in virtual parameter studies


  • IDENT – identification of dynamics and safety relevant trailer states for automated driving trucks
  • SOPRANN – synthesis of optimal control and adaptive neural networks for mobility applications
  • ECOTRAVID– emission and consumption Optimized Transport Missions using Virtual Drives
  • EMMA4Drive – dynamic human model for autonomous driving
  • V&V Methods – verification and validation methods of automated vehicles level 4 and 5
  • VIRQKO – virtual qualification components
  • AMOSCO – AI-based vehicle modelling for simulation and control development


Among others, we cooperate with fleXstructures, TRIWO, Volvo CE, John Deere, CVC Südwest, Segula Technologies GmbH, :em engineering methods AG, VW Nutzfahrzeuge, Daimler, Volvo, Aras Corporation and Contact Software GmbH.

Scene Generation at the Fraunhofer ITWM

Automated processing of the measured data (REDARdata and drone data) enables us to capture real environments and generate a digital version as a 3D environment. The virtual world generated in this way has a very good fit with the surface model in the track area and allows drivers to immerse themselves in the world in the RODOSdriving simulator.  

In the interactive demo scene, you can drive over the generated TRIWOterrain and experience the TRIWO Testcenter Pferdsfeld.