Physics-Based Radar Modeling: Driving Toward Increased Safety
Autonomous driving is revolutionizing the global automotive industry. With every new model, cars are smarter and more capable of independently responding to external signals like lane markings, road signs, other cars and pedestrians. However, formulating a correct response via artificial intelligence depends on the flawless performance of the car’s perception systems, including radar-based sensors. With so many factors affecting radar performance under real-world driving conditions, how can automotive engineers quickly and confidently verify the reliability of these sensors? The answer lies in conducting physics-based simulations that accurately predict how radar-based sensors will perform under actual driving conditions. An innovative solution f rom Ansys, AVxcelerate, is designed to speed up the sensor development process — without compromising safety — by simulating product performance under varying road and environmental conditions.