The industry sector of environment simulation is quite a niche and most people know each other. Therefore, it may not be too much of a surprise who are the hearts and brains behind this website:
Marius started his career as an aerospace engineer in the mid-90s of last century. His first job was creating 3d environments for helicopter flight simulation. In 1996 he co-founded VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH and joined it full-time in 1998. Initially, VIRES focused on engineering flight simulators and environment modeling for automotive and railroad applications. Under Marius’ guidance, it became a leading full-scale provider of environment simulation solutions including traffic and sensor models, environment and scenario editors etc. for active safety, ADAS and autonomous systems. In his job as general manager, core developer, marketing guy etc. Marius pretty much toured the world and became proficient in addressing the challenges that simulation for autonomous systems faces in different countries. He left VIRES in 2020 and has been acting as independent consultant within the ADAS and autonomous driving domain ever since. Marius is one of the initiators and original authors of the simulation data standards OpenDRIVE, OpenCRG and OpenSCENARIO; he was responsible for transferring these standards to ASAM e.V. Marius is also a co-founder of GEONATIVES, a think-tank around the acquisition, processing and use of geodata – not only but also for simulation purposes.
There are other persons involved in this project who shared many cups of real and virtual coffee with Marius and who added their expertise in building our SimCert platform. They continue to support this work because they see a need for a place in the internet where they can check-in for the latest information about the environment simulation market. These team members opted to stay in the background for now but will at some point show up with a nice picture on this page, too.