Virtual Simulation

Catalonia Living Lab provides for development of connected and automated vehicles technologies in virtual environments. Besides the ones listed here, further facilities might be added in the near future.


CARLA is an open-source simulator for autonomous driving research by Computer Vision Center (CVC). CVC is a non-profit institution devoted to research and development of computer vision, formed by the Government of Catalonia and the UAB university.

CARLA has been developed from the ground up to support development, training, and validation of autonomous urban driving systems. In addition to open-source code and protocols, CARLA provides open digital assets (urban layouts, buildings, vehicles) that were created for this purpose and can be used freely. The simulation platform supports flexible specification of sensor suites, environmental conditions, full control of all static and dynamic actors and maps generation.

Service provided by: CVC



Driving simulators

These facilities allows for virtual testing in areas such as ADAS, autonomous driving and HMI applications.

Applus IDIADA’s dynamic driving simulator (DiM250 from VI-Grade) is capable of generating longitudinal, transversal and rotational acceleration forces up to 2.5 g, characterised by extremely low latency and high-frequency, replicating a wide range of vehicle manoeuvres and reproducing complex driving situations. This allows for testing and tuning of ADAS and autononous driving functions at a very early stage of development. The dynamic driving simulation is expected to be fully operative within the 2nd semester of 2019.

Applus IDIADA’s compact driving simulator has the same main features as the DiM250, except for the motion system. This facility enables the creation and and correlation of models including the possibility to use IDIADA’s test tracks, which are available as road data files and high-resolution graphics. The compact driving simulator is available today.

Facilities provided by: Applus IDIADA