About Us

Enabling Future Vehicle Technologies

Our Vision

Shaping Industry through Innovation

VIRTUAL VEHICLE stands for software-based systems in the railway and automotive industry


We develop innovative methods and services for virtual development, validation and operation at various levels of technological maturity.
As a research center we are firmly established and a distinctive and high-profile part of the Austrian research, development and innovation landscape.

Key Elements of Research

  • Sustainable mobility
    Innovation partner for sustainable mobility with a focus on credible simulation, validation and operation of complex, networked, software-defined systems (“Green Digital Mobility”)

  • Vertical integration
    Harnessing innovation potential by linking software-based systems with electronic-based systems (chip level)

  • Effectiveness of research
    Consequent implementation of innovations from research results directly at the company partners and thus acceleration of product development

Our Values and Principles

Participation and Involvement

Equal Opportunities

Team Spirit



Customer Orientation

Sense of Responsibility

Performance Orientation

Car-2-Car communication



On-Going Publicly-Funded R&D Projects


On-Going Contract Research


Annual Publications

Our Goal

Gender Equality Plan

VIRTUAL VEHICLE follows the Gender Equality Plan (GEP) described below to ensure equal treatment and opportunities and promote diversity in thought and action.



Read more about our Gender Equality Plan

Our Goals Of The Gender Equality Plan

  • Promote gender equality/equal treatment of women and men in the company
  • Empower women and expand their participation at all levels
  • Eliminate gender inequalities in access to, control over, and use of resources/career opportunities/promotions, etc
  • Access and make available up-to-date information on gender and diversity at the VIRTUAL VEHICLE
Jost Bernasch

Dr. rer. nat. Jost Bernasch 


Steffan Hermann

Prof. Hermann Steffan 

Scientific Director

Anton Fuchs

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Anton Fuchs

Head of Operations

Gerhard Zrim

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Zrim


Ulrike Fleischmann

Mag. Ulrike Fleischmann

Head of Legal

Open Positions

Your Future at

PDH Funding Program

PHD and Master


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