Two major tech companies have joined forces to offer the automotive industry a coverage-driven and scenario-based verification and validation solution for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS) that will enable test cases to be carried out as efficiently as possible.
The joint solution offers a comprehensive approach to address the biggest challenges in ADAS/ADS validation, namely achieving the test coverage and executing test cases as efficiently as possible.
The partnership is formed of Foretellix, a leading provider of verification and validation platforms for Automated Driving Systems, and AVL, the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems and software for passenger cars and trucks.
The partnership will ensure safety while reducing costs and time to market of new Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS). The solution will be based on Foretellix’s Foretify™, a large-scale scenario generation and analysis verification platform and AVL’s Test Case Generator™ and Model.CONNECT™, key components of AVL’s comprehensive scenario-based open verification and validation toolchain. Jointly, the solution allows customers to address the challenges of development and testing cycles of modern ADAS/ADS very efficiently.
Development and testing of ADAS/ADS is a complex task where traditional testing methods used in the automotive industry are reaching their limits. These systems are designed to perform better than human drivers and handle a massive number of possible scenarios that may be encountered in even the most infrequent adverse weather and light conditions, as well as numerous traffic and road situations.
Through AVL’s scenario and KPI libraries, and Foretellix’s verification packages, customers gain access to a broad range of scenarios and KPIs used for testing. Especially in test case optimization, AVL’s Test Case Generator together with Foretellix Foretify™ help customers to achieve massive scale generation of tests needed. This helps to cover the entire test space of ADAS/ADS, while reducing test efforts and improving test processes. Exploration and edge case discovery capabilities will thereby be enhanced.
Thanks to the integration between Model.CONNECT and Foretify™ the test case execution can be easily integrated in the customer’s virtual testing toolchain. Model.CONNECT provides a broad virtual testing ecosystem with numerous interfaces to different simulation tools on the market. Further, it empowers the solution to be used in different X-in-the-Loop environments and provides high flexibility and openness to customers, which is in synergy with Foretify’s testing platform agnostic approach.
Foretellix’s Foretify™ along with AVL’s Test Case Generator and Model.CONNECT ensure that bugs and edge cases are exposed earlier in the development and testing cycle, reducing costs, providing a faster time-to-market and a more efficient way to conduct the overall verification and validation process.
“AVL’s Test Case Generator optimizes the creation of tests to be executed through intelligent methods, such as road statistics or ontologies; with Foretellix Foretify™ integrated by Model.CONNECT into virtual testing environments we lever coverage driven scenario-based validation to the next level”, says Tobias Düser, Head of ADAS/AD Virtual Testing Solutions at AVL.
“Foretellix introduced a paradigm shift into the automotive industry with innovative coverage-driven verification and validation tools and methodologies. Foretify™ enables the scenario generation and analysis capabilities that are essential for complex ADAS and ADS verification and validation” says Roy Fridman, VP of Business development and sales for Foretellix, “Together with AVL’s Test Case Generator and Model.CONNECT environments, we can optimize the verification and validation process and reach unparalleled efficiency.”
AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has more than 11,000 employees all over the world. In 2020, sales revenues reached EUR 1.73 billion. AVL provides engineering services for the development, optimization and validation of all current and future ADAS/AD features as well as instrumentation and testing systems including system integration services. Further information: www.avl.com/adas
Foretellix provides a revolutionary development lifecycle verification and validation platform for enabling mass deployment of automated driving systems. Foretellix uses a proven coverage driven verification approach from the semiconductor chip industry, utilizing hyper-automation, big data analytics, and AI. The Foretellix platform generates the massive scale of testing required to ensure safety and uses measurable quantifiable metrics to prove it. Foretellix reduces development costs and shortens the time to market of Automated Driving Systems deployment. Further information: www.foretellix.com