To be validated as reliable for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), lidar sensors must perform countless miles of exhaustive physical testing, which radically increases system development cost.
A story in Automotive World discusses how Velodyne Lidar and Ansys are collaborating to address this issue. The companies are working together to integrate a Velodyne lidar sensor model into an Ansys next-gen, real-time interactive driving simulator. The system models, evaluates and validates lidar designs within a highly realistic virtual environment.
In a post in Aftermarket News on the news, Velodyne Lidar CEO Anand Gopalan says:
“Velodyne’s focus on safety aligns with Ansys strengths in enabling informed design decisions. Our collaboration helps engineers virtually run their ADAS applications in challenging roadway conditions so they can build solutions that achieve safe navigation and collision avoidance.”
This Velodyne/Ansys initiative will empower engineers to rapidly model edge case driving scenarios across millions of miles and substantially reduce physical tests for ADAS solutions.