Developing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles is a challenge without precedent. Estimates indicate that billions of miles of road testing will be necessary to ensure safety and reliability. This impossible task can only be accomplished with the help of engineering simulation. With simulation, thousands of driving scenarios and design parameters can be virtually tested with precision, speed, and cost economy. This 60-minute Webinar will describe six specific areas where simulation is essential in the development of autonomous vehicles and ADAS. It will also provide examples and substantiate the benefits of simulation while identifying the tools needed for ADAS and autonomous vehicle simulation.
What if components ― sensors, for example ― are working as designed, but are falling short under real-world conditions and creating hazardous conditions? A new standard, ISO/PAS 21448 (“Road vehicles — Safety of the intended functionality” (SOTIF)), identifies and addresses performance shortfalls in autonomous vehicle systems that occur even in the absence of a system failure. The SOTIF standard raises the safety bar by ensuring that all components (e.g., sensors, perception algorithms) are not only working as designed, but also appropriately designed to perform their intended function under all conditions.
A revolution is underway in the automotive industry. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles are set to fundamentally transform the automotive industry. Vehicle OEMs, Tier-1 and 2 suppliers, and disruptive players are making major investments in developing ADAS systems. Companies must solve a multitude of new, complex engineering challenges to develop features such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance and pedestrian avoidance. Moreover, the embedded control software in these technologies drastically increases a vehicle’s complexity, and vehicle makers are struggling to manage the resulting safety and reliability issues.
Re-creating hazardous scenarios in a virtual environment entails defining highly specific simulation parameters. Traffic objects and environmental conditions must be specified, and parameters like initial speed or distance between objects must be assigned concrete values. Without a method to intelligently zero in on the right variables and parameter values for modeling a scenario, engineering teams will invest budget-taxing hours, dollars and computing resources on simulation.
The automotive industry has benefited from the digital revolution, offering consumers a host of new features and benefits enabled by electronics. However, as the electrification and connectivity of cars increases, so does the risk of cyberattacks. With recent headlines focusing on automotive hacking, and a new industry standard for cybersecurity debuting in 2020, it’s time for automotive electronics engineers to get serious about cybersecurity. Fortunately, there is a new, advanced solution to help them identify and address vulnerabilities and threats in their systems and components. In this environment, early adopters of innovative cybersecurity strategy can gain a meaningful competitive edge.
Design and optimization of high-performance electric machines (e.g., motors and generators) require a multistage process to account for three major performance metrics: electromagnetic, structural/acoustic, and thermal. Traditionally, designs were based on a single physics and were conducted by separate engineering groups. Now, by using a multiphysics and system platform, you can consider all critical design goals simultaneously without compromising solution accuracy.
By leveraging simulation like Ansys SCADE and Ansys VRXPERIENCE to engineer new marvels like the cockpit of the future, aerospace engineering teams can enjoy the best of both worlds: extreme innovation, combined with extreme accuracy, speed and product confidence. VRXPERIENCE provides a comprehensive evaluation of all the human-machine interfaces in the next-generation cockpit while SCADE generates the software that makes it a reality.