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AVSimulation is a joint-venture that was originally founded by Oktal – part of Sogeclair Group and now Oktal Sydac – and Renault in 2017 combining 30 years’ experience in engineering, simulation, automotive domain knowledge and financial stability.


The Sogeclair group brought the vehicle dynamics model “CALLAS prosper” from its special vehicle entity SERA Engineering as well as mechanical engineering capabilities while Renault transferred its stake in SCANeR™, the open modular and scalable driving simulation and validation platform. Renault onboarded AVSimulation to build the most advanced driving simulator ever built on ROADS – Renault optimization Autonomous Driving Simulator and to adress massive simulation and validation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous features.


In 2021, AVSimulation welcomed Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in CAD and PLM software as an additional shareholder. As a strategic partner for expanding our global presence, Dassault Systems and AVS are committed to integrating SCANeR ™ into the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform to enable our customers to collaborate, simulate and validate throughout the development life cycle.







The world leader in CAD and PLM has more than 600 offices worldwide and 60 research centers



With 700 simulators worldwide Oktal Sydac is a global leader in training simulation with a 30 year experience in train, truck and defense simulation


Renault is a global OEM part of the alliance that brings together Nissan and Mitsubishi













I am very proud and honored to have been appointed CEO of AVSimulation shortly after the joint-venture was founded by OKTAL and Renault. From day one I have been amazed by the autonomy, resilience and commitment that the AVSimulation team has persistently demonstrated until today.

We share a value with Renault: passion. Everyone at AVSimulation is passionate whether we design and integrate high performance simulators, expand the capabilities of our open and modular simulation platform SCANeR or deliver value add services to our customers who are at the heart of our organization.

Together with our partners we make the impossible possible to deploy the most advanced Driver-In-the-Loop simulators, combining the lightest and largest carbon made dome, extremely innovative motion systems, flawless projection systems and seamless integration to all Advanced Driving Assistance Systems in the vehicle to allow thorough experimentation and testing. We inherited from OKTAL a whatever it takes attitude that is mandatory to build what our customers call “time machines” as our advanced simulators allow designers and users to experience tomorrow’s mobility solutions.

What is powering these revolutionary simulators is our software SCANeR that simulates vehicles, sensors, traffic, driving scenarios and the entire surrounding environment. SCANeR runs on simulators, PCs, laptops, a wide range of Hardware-In-the-Loop test benches or on public clouds and is distributed and integrated by our Value-Added Resellers to offer fully integrated solutions to our customers in China, Europe, USA, Japan, India and South-Corea to name a few countries. Thanks to the support of our new shareholder Dassault Systèmes SCANeR is being integrated to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform which will revolutionize the way our joint clients design, test, collaborate, validate and homologate their products and mobility services. Together AVSimulation and Dassault Systèmes will offer unprecedented time-to-market reduction, optimal reuse and automation.

Simulation keeps the work going despite challenging times and we are surely busy accelerating and securing tomorrow’s mobility solutions. We foster diversity in age, nationalities and gender and attitude, every one plays a crucial role at AVSimulation, we are always looking for talent so if you read these lines and are considering starting a career in simulation please apply to our open positions !


Philippe Baucour

Head of Sales and Marketing

Laure Daynie

HR Manager

Guillaume Millet

CTO, Technical Director

Thomas Nguyen That

Head of Automotive Domain

Laura Da Riva

Marketing Communication Strategic Partners Manager