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GSVF 2024

Virtualization of Software-Defined Vehicles


The GSVF 2024 focuses on methods, tools, and processes for ensuring the virtualization of software-defined vehicles.



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Technological developments are rapidly raising the bar for vehicle requirements. Cars are expected to detect pedestrians in real-time, drive and park autonomously, be carbon-neutral, and protect their occupants like never before. To meet these expectations, key technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, advanced sensors, 5G connectivity, and powerful data centers are being deployed. The result is Software-Defined Vehicles (SDVs) – cars that leverage software to meet these demanding requirements. ​


Thursday 26th September, 2024


Technical University in Graz, HSI9 Inffeldgasse 13


Jan Becker | Stanford University
Dr. Michael Paulweber | AVL List GmbH
Christoph Gümbel | future matters
Severin Stadler | Magna Steyr
Ulrich Schulmeister | Robert Bosch GmbH
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Stark | Fraunhofer IPK
Prof. Dr. Hermann Steffan | VSI TU Graz
Prof. Dr. Martin Törngren | KTH, Stockholm
Dr. Gerd Rapin | VW AG
Carlo van Driesten | BMW AG​


Dr. Jost Bernasch – General Chair | Virtual Vehicle
Prof. Dr. Daniel Watzenig – Program Chair | Virtual Vehicle
Dr. Martin Benedikt – Program Chair | Virtual Vehicle

Virtualization as a key technology for the software defined vehicle

The vehicle records its surroundings with sensors and thermal imaging, "learns" to adapt its driving functions to this environment, uses intelligent navigation, and communicates with other AI-Defined Vehicles and intelligent infrastructure. What sounds futuristic is already a reality. AI algorithms enable real-time vehicle diagnostics and environmental perception. Essential to this is so-called Edge Computing – data processing within the vehicle itself. Because only in this way can cars react in real-time and much faster than a human ever could. Making vehicles smarter, safer, and more user-friendly is a core task at the Virtual Vehicle and is also a topic at our annual specialist conference, GSVF. ​


Key Speakers

Our Keynote Speakers

Jan Becker

Apex AI

Dirk Slama

Robert Bosch GmbH

Christoph Gümbel

future matters AG

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Quo vadis SDV

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As the name suggests, TU Graz is located in the centre of Graz, the second biggest city in Austria. With eight institutions of higher education, Graz is a real student city and is regarded as one of the cities of central Europe and the European Union with the highest quality of life. Get an initial idea of the services and structures of the University. Learn more about strategy, goals, achievements and people from our print and online publications.


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In 2024, the new GSVF emerges in a different setting. More personal, smaller, more familial. As a partner of the 17th GSVF, your company can showcase itself. This time around, we've introduced some new ideas and categorized them into "Solid," "Unique," & "Excellent." We're even offering a "Show Your Research" Car opportunity to present it on-site. Test drives are also possible. Click the button to learn more.

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