New technology enables cars to become more and more independent. Today, fully autonomous vehicles are ever more developed. However, the same way as humans need assistance in order to reach maturity, cars also need professional guidance during the development process until they become fully independent. The way in which vehicles equipped with advanced technology move, may be observed in reality – yet the examination of their behaviour in the field is a costly and time-consuming endeavour allowing to only test a limited number of scenarios. Virtual testing with a microscopic traffic simulation offers a cost-effective and efficient alternative.