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Autonomous System Validation

Physically accurate simulation is the only way to validate autonomous vehicle systems in a realistic timeframe. 

Rapid Autonomous System Validation

Ansys simulation solutions and safety analysis enable a testing strategy to be defined that includes detailed and realistic world modeling and scenario generation that incorporates high-fidelity sensor simulations. From this, software-in-loop (SiL), hardware-in-loop (HiL) and driver-in-loop (DiL) analyses can be performed.

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Simulation Based Testing and Validation

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ASV Simulation Based Sensor Model


Incorporating high-fidelity physics-based sensor models enables open loop software testing, model coverage and verification of the software implementation against key performance indicators and test plans.


With VR, Ansys provides live interaction between the user, virtual actuators and vehicle embedded software. This captures finger motions and heatmaps, a full cockpit user experience, reflection studies and HUD performance very early in the design process. 


Ansys provides RTOS independent vehicle and sensor models on real time targets that provide continuity from design to verification, delivering test reproducibility and analysis of edge and worst-case scenarios.

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Growing Vehicle Intelligence Requires Collaborative Simulation

As engineers improve every area of a vehicle — whether a software-controlled headlamp experience or technology ensuring sensors can better avoid collisions — simulation proves a crucial step. Only through simulation can engineers discover the success, or possible missteps, of a new technology, both vetting and improving the system in the same step. 



Simulation is at the Heart of Future Mobility

Nearly 8 billion miles of road testing and safety engineering are required to ensure delivery of safe, reliable, durable, high-quality products at scale and at lower cost.


Bringing Intelligent Headlamps to Light via Simulation

How can automotive engineering teams verify the performance of their complex headlamp designs, which incorporate optics, sensors and embedded software controls, under every possible driving condition? The answer lies in engineering simulation. Ansys offers a complete modeling and simulation package for intelligent headlamps, including Ansys Speos for optics development, Ansys SCADE for software design and Ansys AVxcelerate for virtual nighttime road testing.


A Comprehensive Solution for Developing Autonomous Vehicles

This demo video shows how Ansys solutions for autonomous vehicles (AVs) can work together to provide a complete solution for designing and simulating AVs, including lidar and sensors, functional safety and safety-critical embedded code — all simulated through virtual reality to reduce physical road testing requirements.


Autonomous Safety in Sight

Edge Case Research's Hologram is a robustness testing engine that detects weaknesses in perception systems. Learn how Ansys SCADE Vision powered by Hologram speeds up the discovery of weaknesses in AV embedded perception software that may be tied to edge cases.

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Simulation Toolchain for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems / Autonomous Driving Functions

Join us for this free webinar which spotlights how AVxcelerate will help you efficiently and cost-effectively create your ADAS and AV products, expediting their path to market faster than ever.

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Safe System Design and Autonomous Vehicle Software Development

Learn how Ansys solutions address critical technical challenges in safe system design and autonomous vehicle software development.

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Making Autonomous Vehicle Safer Using Physics-Based Sensor Simulation at Scale

Learn how to reduce field operation testing by using physics-based sensor simulation from early design stages up to V&V activities.



Continental Tests Real-Life Scenarios During ADAS/AD Testing and Validation

Using Ansys AVxcelerate Sensors during ADAS/AD testing and validation, Continental was able to confidently test real-life scenarios that were previously off-limits with simulation.


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Improving Autonomous Vehicle Radar Performance with Simulation

Learn how Ansys simulation tools can help improve autonomous vehicle radar performance.



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3 Autonomous Vehicle Testing Challenges Solved with Simulation .

Autonomous vehicle (AV) testing and validation is vital to the future prospects of making AVs available to consumers for their daily transportation needs.

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Why Simulation is a Driving Force for Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles can improve driver safety and reduce traffic congestion. However, developing this new platform is rife with challenges.

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