Ansys Autonomous Vehicle Simulation
Autonomous Vehicle (AV) & Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Simulation Software

Ansys Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Business Value

Ansys Autonomous Vehicle Simulation gives you a complete solution designed specifically to support development, testing and validation of safe automated driving technologies. This autonomous vehicle simulation solution saves significant time and costs versus traditional development and testing methods, by allowing you to test drive designs on a virtual vehicle in a real-world environment.

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Ansys Autonomous Vehicle Simulation solutions offer a complete set of dedicated features for developing ADAS and autonomous systems. Discover real-time test drives within an interactive driving simulator to virtually experience real-world driving conditions. Test and optimize the performance of your intelligent headlamp and sensor units. Recreating real-world driving conditions allows you to test systems under variable traffic, terrain, weather and lighting conditions. Designers can utilize component-level model-in-the-loop testing and can dynamically test physics-based sensor and lighting systems. 

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What's New

Ansys VRXPERIENCE improvements:  

  • Ansys and NI came together to solve ADAS/AD HIL validation: ADAS engineers can now easily progress from virtual simulation to hardware- and vehicle-in-the-loop simulation thanks to a streamlined development process.
  • With the Ansys VRXPERIENCE Autonomous Vehicles virtual test solution in Microzoft Azure through Ansys Cloud, you can test drive millions of virtual miles across countless scenarios in an expedient manner.
  • A new physics-based GPU radar add-on based on Ansys HFSS SBR+ and real-time, closed-loop simulation in Ansys VRXPERIENCE allows you to simulate advanced edge case scenarios.
  • VRXPERIENCE now has an easy-to-use data preparation tool for the creation of custom, physics-enhanced simulation assets. Prepare your own tracks and assets library for physics-based sensor simulation with true-to-life rendering.


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Designed and developed to support the iterative process for cutting-edge systems, this complete solution includes dedicated applications for developing ADAS and autonomous systems. Simulation capabilities reduce the time and cost of physical testing.

Through it all you can benchmark your product’s real-world performance versus virtual test track performance.  Select and customize digital vehicles (cars, trucks or off-road vehicles) from engines to tire levels, to create an accurate multibody vehicle dynamics model. You can also connect your custom sub models (ABS, ESP). Configure any advanced driver assistance system features (AB, LKS), including virtual camera, radar, lidar and ultrasonic sensors, while adding in autonomous capabilities. Define and test the robustness of the system.

Assess vehicle performance by varying vehicle dynamics parameters, driving scenario conditions (such as weather or lighting), or surrounding traffic situations. Perform NCAP rating tests.

Inject accurate raw signals simulated by virtual physics-based sensors for perception in the loop testing. You can share HiL test data with ADAS suppliers to increase system safety and reliability prior to physical prototyping. Get behind the wheel of your virtual vehicle and conduct driver-in-the-loop testing in simulators to physically measure the performance of your AV and ADAS systems early in the design cycle and to asses human interaction and reaction in front of system takeover situation.

The real-time, physics-based solution allows you to simulate virtual prototypes of headlamps within physically realistic scenarios. Perform beam assessment and regulation checks with a wide set of analysis tools to detect, measure and compare any defects in beam patterns. Visualization in false colors facilitates the comparison between different behaviors and light sources — Halogen, Xenon or LED. Measurement grids ease the assessment of homogeneity of light distribution and the aiming wall allows you to check the conformity of the cut-off according to regional regulation.

The solution offers a real-time pixel beam simulation and control mechanism capable of managing pixel-level beam behavior (such as DMD or microLED systems for example). Efficiently develop, iterate and test your intelligent lighting system control software, including using hardware-in-the-loop simulation, with camera sensor injection.



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Autonomy System Development

Model-based safety and cybersecurity assessments using Ansys simulation help to accelerate autonomous system development and certification.


Autonomy Planning & Control 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. 


Autonomy Sensors

Ansys provides a comprehensive autonomous vehicle sensor simulation capability that includes lidar, radar and camera design and development.


Vehicle Exterior

Ansys simulation enables you to optimize automotive exteriors by lowering drag, reducing weight and improving fuel efficiency and range.

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Ansys autonomous vehicle safety

Safety of the Intended Functionality: How Ansys Can Help You Meet This New Standard for Autonomous Vehicles

A new standard, ISO 21448, will soon be introduced to identify and address performance shortfalls that occur even in the absence of a system failure.