ADAS development through ADAS simulators & virtual reality

As Human Machine Interface (HMI) and proper handover functions are contributing more and more in ADAS functions development the study of the human driver interaction is becoming highly important. As an example of relevant investigations: during a truck platooning scenario it is required to study what happens if one of the truck drivers brakes or steers. The developer needs a driver simulator with realistic visualization, reproduction of vehicle dynamics, realistic motion perception, sound and driver interface. The aim of this Master Thesis is to investigate the coupling possibilities of a Virtual Reality (VR) setup with a Driving simulator in order to simplify the complexity of the simulation HW and to provide good results.


  • Measure KPIs on different driving simulator setups, including VR
  • Implement VR on an existing ADAS simulation toolchain
  • Setup of different DS configurations with VR, using different motion systems
  • Optimization of specific VR requirements (e.g. motion tracking for hands, steering wheel, shift lever…)


  • Investigate the state of the art for Automotive Driving Simulators
  • KPI definition for a driving simulator
  • Definition of an optimal solution for selected ADAS use cases


  • Basic understanding of vehicle dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of realtime applications
  • Experience on vehicle simulation tools (e.g. Vires VTD, CarMaker or others)
  • Basic programming skills (C, C++, Python…)


The successful completion of the thesis is remunerated with a one-time fee of EUR 2,500 before tax.

According to the Austrian Employment of Foreign Nationals Act it is unfortunately not possible to assign graduate work to third-country citizens (Non-EU citizens) and Croatian citizens who study at a university abroad.


Marco De Bei
Project Manager / Application Engineering Simulation & Testing
Tel.: +436648523608