The asc(s bundles impulses from all areas of virtual vehicle development, creating competitive advantages for its members. The asc(s promotes, supports and realizes the method development in the field of automotive simulation. The main focus of their activities is the concentration of expertise from automotive and supply industry, software and hardware manufacturers, engineering service providers and research institutes. Their aim is to advance the research on and development of innovative CAE and HPC methods, to promote synergies, to save costs, and to make the results accessible to their members, starting as early as the pre-competitive phase. Enterprises which are usually in a fierce competition with one another work hand in hand at the asc(s, thus gaining new impulses for the development of their products.