Wednesday 15th July 2020

Companies integrate toolchain for coverage-driven verification of ADAS and automated driving systems

Published on June 2nd, 2020

Foretellix, an Israel-based start-up with a mission to enable measurable safety of automated driving systems, announced a new technology solution with VIRES part of Hexagon. Together they aim to improve the quality of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle testing through intelligent data-driven automation.

The new integrated workflow, which connects Foretellix’s Foretify platform with the VIRES Virtual Test Drive (VTD) simulation software to provide coverage-driven verification, will be unveiled during the Virtual Test Drive event series on Wednesday 27th May.

Foretellix develops the Foretify platform, for intelligent verification automation and analytics of automated driving systems. The platform includes:

  1. a Measurable Scenario Description Language (M-SDL) used to describe both scenarios and coverage goals at a very high level
  2. automation to generate combinations of combinations of scenario variants along with monitors to check and track scenario coverage
  3. the ability to aggregate coverage data from the execution across all testing platforms (test vehicles, test tracks, simulation, X-in-the-loop)
  4. analytics and metrics for developers to know where they are, what to do next, when they’re done

Ziv Binyamini

VIRES Virtual Test Drive (VTD) is a robust and comprehensive simulation suite used to test advanced driver-assistance systems and automated driving systems. It enables the design of 3D environments and scenarios to simulate complex traffic scenarios and edge cases with high accuracy. Highly modular and based on open standards, it connects with third party software and hardware to enable SiL, DiL, ViL, and HiL testing with test rigs, training simulators or sensors.

Both companies actively support an open ADAS and AV ecosystem and contribute to open standardisation efforts and are involved in ASAM (Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems).

“Foretellix is excited to collaborate with VIRES in order to bring our joint customers a comprehensive simulation and verification solution, that also supports our mutual belief in open standards for the benefit of the automotive ecosystem,” says Ziv Binyamini, CEO of Foretellix.

“Getting autonomous vehicles to market is a challenge that requires unprecedented collaboration across the ecosystem, especially to verify the safe operation of automated driving systems. Open data and continuous collaboration are absolutely paramount. We are happy to integrate our tools with emerging technologies such as Foretellix that can offer customers new ways to address these challenges,” comments Luca Castignani, chief automotive strategist, MSC Software, part of Hexagon.

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