Elektrobit (EB), a global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, has announced a cloud-based tool for end-to-end validation of ADAS and AV systems.
Available on Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure, the new EB Assist Test Lab provides distributed teams with a single solution for easier management of petabytes of driving-scene data generated in real and simulated test drives during the validation and verification process. The solution can also help teams collaborate and ultimately bring new features into production more quickly.
EB Assist Test Lab offers an end-to-end approach to validation and verification, providing a one-stop-shop solution integrating tools that are already on the market and in use with additional functionality to cover critical gaps. It covers the entire testing cycle, from data collection to data analysis, including optimized processes for collaboration, integration with third-party tools and services, data processing and management, and more. The combined goals of improved workflow, increased efficiencies and ultimately accelerated schedules are all realized in the new EB product.
“We worked closely with our customers to identify the pain points in the current test process and build – from the ground up – a new type of product that addresses every need in the validation and verification workflow,” said Martin Schleicher, executive vice president, business management, Elektrobit. “In addition we’ve identified a network of best-in-breed providers in cloud services, simulation technologies and AI, with a goal of providing our customers with the ultimate automotive test solution.”
In collaboration with cloud partners such as Microsoft and data center providers like Equinix, EB Assist Test Lab is scalable, able to handle the vast and growing amounts of data generated by today’s increasingly complex systems equipped with radar, lidar and high-resolution cameras. Data collections per vehicle per day currently average hundreds of megabytes per second, and are expected to increase to multiple gigabytes per second in the next generation.
“Collecting and storing data securely at scale, and making it available wherever and whenever needed, is essential to the delivery of autonomous driving solutions,” said Sanjay Ravi, general manager, automotive industry at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft is working with Elektrobit to help them tackle the increasingly challenging and time-consuming process of testing and validation to accelerate the development of advanced driving applications.”
To watch a video of the solution in action, click here.