This project page was completed in 2019. Its presentation is under construction here and will be extended successively.


Enclosed a small foretaste.



Interdisciplinary teams of students, some of whom wrote their theses and some of whom participated in seminars and internships, were involved in the development.

Driving Environment

For the first driving tests, the initial challenge was to develop a speedometer that correctly displayed both the speed and the engine rpm on a tablet as a combination instrument (see. Figure 1). 

Figure 1: Driving Simulator Environment with standard combi-instrument Mercedes W112


The simulation has always been further developed. This led to the development of energy consumption feedback systems, with the help of which an entire dissertation on the topic of "Wirksamkeit von informationellen Triggern untersucht anhand von Energieverbrauchsfeedbacksystemen in Automobilen" was produced.


Verbessertes Design
Figure 2: Driving Simulator Environment with improved Design


Ansicht der fahrenden Person (Hauptbildschirm)
Figure 3: View of the Driving Person (Main Screen)


Components of the Driving Simulator 

Table 1 lists the componente of the Driving Simulator. 


Betriebssystem Windows 8
Driving Simulator Software OpenDS Version 3.5 (, zuletzt geprüft am 13.04.2020)
GamingPC CPU Intel® Core™ i7-5820K (15 MB Cache, bis zu 3,60 GHz), Motherboard ASUS X99-A, Grafikkarte ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 DC2OC mit 4 GB RAM und Taktfrequenz von 1.279 MHz, 16 GB DDR4-2133-Speicher, SATA Crucial MX100 SSD
512 GB

Teil einer Mercedes E Klasse bestehend aus beiden Frontsitze und Armaturenbrett.

Frontsitze sind in Höhe und Neigung sowie Abstand
zum Lenkrad verstellbar.


HTC Nexus 9 Tablet


Fanatec ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5, 1000 Hz Messung + Force-Feedback, 900° Lenkeinschlag


Fanatec ClubSport Shifter SQ V 1.5, Solution 4096 Value per Pedal

Engine Sounds

Two Speakers (left and right under the dashboard)

Projection System

Three Vorwärtskanäle mit jeweils 1280 x 1024 Pixeln, ohne Ränder (edge-blended), Gesamt-Horizontal-Ansicht 170°, Leinwandlänge 5,6 m, Bildwiederholungsfrequenz 60 Hz

Table 1: Components of the Developed Driving Simulator

Field of Application

In addition to the research of socio-technical systems of business informatics, the simulator also serves new findings in the field of human computer interaction research.

In addition, the driving simulator enjoyed great popularity with young and old alike at the Open House on the Garching Campus in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


The simulator was financed from expansion funds and was therefore independent of industry in research.



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