The certification and homologation of autonomous vehicles requires reeling off millions of test kilometres. This can only be achieved through data-driven simulation, which requires specialised tools, know-how and infrastructure. In a joint effort, KPIT Technologies, Microsoft and dSPACE now aim to create a solution that will accelerate and optimise the entire development process – from data acquisition and software development to integration and in-vehicle testing.
KPIT is contributing its decades of experience in the development, validation and integration of applications for autonomous driving to the technology roadmaps. The company also provides its expertise in software development, integration and validation. KPIT also contributes a range of virtual simulation and validation tools developed for autonomous driving applications.
dSPACE contributes tools and solutions for data-driven development, simulation and validation. The company supports its customers in improving their validation methods and offers OEMs and Tier 1s new solutions for the development of autonomous driving applications. To this end, dSPACE recently launched Simphera, a web-based, scalable cloud solution that enables users to perform computationally intensive validation of autonomous driving functions quickly and easily. The software supports collaboration among globally distributed development teams and enables customers to seamlessly integrate their applications.
Microsoft Azure Core and Services help automotive manufacturers accelerate their digital transformation by providing global cloud services and compute capacity specifically tailored to virtualise infrastructure and networks for ADAS feature development and validation – in a cost-effective, scalable and repeatable manner.
The solution developed through this collaboration accelerates time-to-market for customers. They also save development costs for integration by using a complete solution with ready-made components.
Anup Sable, Member of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, KPIT Technologies says, “The mobility ecosystem needs robust solutions that leverage expertise from multiple domains. KPIT has expertise in software development, hands-on experience from multiple ADAS/AD production programmes and a strong focus on virtual validation of keys. We provide Simulation as a Service (SimaaS) to more than twelve major OEMs and more than four Tier 1 companies. Our experience from joint projects with dSPACE and our Microsoft expertise will create solid added value for our customers.”