German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

The German Association of the Automotive Industry e.V. (VDA) is the central organization of German automotive manufacturers and suppliers, headquartered in Berlin. It is one of the most influential interest groups in the Federal Republic and represents around 600 member companies. The task of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) is to ensure the right framework conditions so that companies, from start-ups to global corporations, can realize their visions and successfully launch their offerings on the market.

International Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization (IAMTS)

IAMTS is a global, membership-based association of organizations that specialize in the testing, standardization and certification of advanced mobility systems and services. They encourage learning, developing and sharing best practices to ensure consistent, replicable and reliable testing.

Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems (ASAM)

ASAM (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) is a non-profit organization that promotes standardization for tool chains in automotive development and testing. Our members are international car manufacturers, suppliers, tool vendors, engineering service providers and research institutes from the automotive industry. ASAM standards are developed in work groups, composed of experts from our member companies. They enable easy exchange of data or tools within a tool chain.

TechNet Alliance

TechNet Alliance, is a Global Network of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) Experts dedicated to Consulting, Support, Training, Marketing and Distribution of CAE Software and Technology. Marketing simulation software, the related training, support and consulting is the main focus of companies within the TechNet Alliance.


The University of Michigan created Mcity to cultivate the diverse expertise and resources required to realize the potential of emerging mobility technologies, and their commercial and economic viability. Its goal is to work with public and private collaborators to improve the safety, environmental performance, energy consumption, and overall societal benefit of the domestic and global ground transportation systems by laying the foundation for a commercially viable ecosystem of connected and automated vehicles.

Driving Simulation Association (DSA)

The purpose of DSA is to promote and encourage driving simulation in all its aspects including, research, developments, applications and products, to facilitate communications between people involved or interested in driving simulation and to contribute to the organization of scientific conferences in the area of driving simulation including the well-known Driving Simulation Conference (DSC) Europe VR.

Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart (asc(s)

The asc(s unites the leading industry players with the best and most renowned scientists in the field of virtual vehicle development. The asc(s provides its members with the opportunity to quickly and efficiently advance new simulation methods and processes for virtual vehicle development - especially when these place high demands on computing power and data volume or data analysis.

Virtual Innovation Forum (VI Forum)

The Virtual Innovation Forum e.V. association has set itself the task of initiating a dialog about the opportunities of digitization and virtuality for our economy and society in a network with cross-technology and cross-industry partners. The goal of the association and its members is to initiate the generation of innovative business ideas in the most diverse fields of application through dialog and the promotion of the further expansion of virtual infrastructures. The membership structure and project partnerships are cross-industry, open to technology and oriented along the entire value creation processes in order to achieve the greatest possible network effect.

German Association for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW e.V.)

The DVW aims to promote geodesy, geoinformation and land management at all levels, be it in science, research or practice. It participates in the technical education of the profession. It is involved in legislative procedures at the state level that affect the fields of geodesy, geoinformation and land management, and also cooperates with institutions and universities in the fields of technology, science and research. Finally, he presents the achievements and the importance of the profession to the public. Dr.-Ing. Gunnar Gräfe is a member of the working group 4 "Engineering Geodesy".

Road and Transportation Research Association (FGSV e.V.)

The Road and Transportation Research Association (FGSV) compiles the technical regulations for the entire road and traffic sector in Germany. It is a non-profit technical-scientific association and was founded in 1924. According to its statutes, the main objective of the FGSV is the further development of technical knowledge in the entire road and traffic sector. In doing so, administration, economy and science work together. Dr.-Ing. Gunnar Gräfe is a member of the working group 4.1.3. " Condition detection and assessment".

Study Association for Tunnels and Transportation Systems e.V. (STUVA)

STUVA e. V. is a non-profit and internationally active research company for the improvement of inner-city traffic and underground construction. Today it has about 250 corporate members. In this way, STUVA brings together all the important authorities for tunnelling, tunnel operation and other traffic systems.

German American Chambers of Commerce (GACC)

The GACC USA - New York is one of three German-American Chambers of Commerce in the USA. Since 1947, the GACC USA in New York, together with its chapter in Philadelphia, has been promoting economic relations between Germany and the United States. Comprised of a highly qualified team of professionals, the GACC NY supports companies by facilitating the following: market entry & business development, legal services, intern visas, recruitment and startup guidance.