The Driving Simulation Conference Europe 2023 took place between 06-08 September 2023, in Antibes, France.

It was organized by the Driving Simulation Association, in cooperation with Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology and Gustave Eiffel University, with the support of Smart Vehicles Côte d’Azur and SIA, sponsored by ASAM, AV Simulation, Dassault Systèmes, Epic Games, MathWorks and SystemX

The conference gathered driving simulation specialists from the industrial and academic communities as well as commercial simulation providers. This 22nd edition followed that of 2022, held in Strasbourg, in a hybrid version with about 300+ participants.

The exhibition came back towards more than 40 professional exhibitors and more than 300 on site participants, keeping the online participation, introduced in 2020, as a part of a hybrid conference organization.

With about 80 speakers in scientific and industrial product solution sessions, keynotes, tutorials and round tables, participants had the chance to get the latest trends in XIL (MIL, SIL, HIL, DIL, VIL, CIL) and XR simulation for ADAS, automotive HMI and driving simulation design, motion sickness and rendering, as well as connected and autonomous vehicle verification and validation.

Themes included state of the art in driving simulation technology, research and developments, extended with progressively emerging virtual and augmented reality (XR) developments. This year’s program also hosted a special session on virtual validation and certification tools for autonomous and connected vehicles along with advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) applications. Human factors and motion rendering nevertheless stayed, as a now traditional axes of the conference.

WMG representatives attended the conference and they organized productive roundtable discussions for the role of simulation for homologation of Connected & Automated Driving, and how European research projects are enabling us to realize the mission of safe deployment of self driving vehicles.

In addition, they also hosted the Safety Pool™ Scenario Database stand #24, during the conference.

MWG’s team, Mr. Antonio Anastasio Bruto da Costa, Mr. Fadi Akkad, Mr. Jason Xizhe Zhang and Dr. Siddartha Khastgir answered the audience’s questions on scenario-based testing and on the latest features and upcoming features of Safety Pool™ Scenario Database, as well as on the developments of EVENTS Horizon Europe project.

EVENTS communication material was also distributed within this conference.