Foretellix, IPG Automotive offer joint virtual solution for ADAS and autonomous vehicle validation

Foretellix, IPG Automotive offer joint virtual solution for ADAS and autonomous vehicle validation

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Foretellix, a platform provider for the verification and validation of driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles, and IPG Automotive, a manufacturer of software for vehicle simulations in the areas of driver assistance systems and automated driving, are strengthening their cooperation with a new solution. The latter helps slashing development costs and accelerate time-to-market. It also improves the safety of automated driving systems.

The combination of Foretellix’s Foretify verification and validation platform and IPG Automotive’s CarMaker virtual simulation environment provides a solution that can be rapidly deployed by driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) development teams. The combined tool chain enables broad-based virtual testing, accelerating the development and deployment of ADAS/AD systems. Compared to real-world testing, errors and edge cases are uncovered more quickly. This in turn reduces costs and shortens time to market.

The set of necessary scenarios for test coverage of ADAS/AD stacks is defined, generated and optimised by Foretify. The platform organises the execution of the scenarios and interfaces with the simulation software CarMaker, which performs the tests in a highly realistic simulation environment. CarMaker provides a detailed virtual vehicle, sensors, traffic objects and the 3D environment. With CarMaker, tests can be performed significantly faster than in real time and with minimal effort in an HPC environment. Using the combined solution in the cloud enables flexible simulation as well as agile software development methods and can be easily integrated into CI/CT processes.

“Our joint solution supports extensive testing and validation necessary to ensure safety and efficient functioning of highly developed systems. Meanwhile, our customers save costs and can bring forward the time to market,” says Udi Jacobi, VP Global Sales & Business Development at Foretellix.

“Foretify is an industry-leading platform for validation and verification of ADAS and autonomous systems. CarMaker provides a scalable simulation environment for ADAS/AD development. This proven combination enables developers to accelerate the development and deployment of ADAS and automated driving today with one of the most advanced tool chains,” confirms Martin Elbs, Senior Vice President and CCO at IPG Automotive.


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