A joint toolchain from Humanetics and Foretellix for ADAS and AV analysis is said to bridge the gap between the virtual and physical worlds enabling correlation of results. Ultimately the solution will help vehicle developers to reduce development and validation costs while expediting regulated and non-regulated testing.
The set up will be shown live in May at AAA Northern California’s GoMentum Station, and has also been demoed in a video launched by Humanetics and Foretellix, which shows a complete verification and validation cycle of a scenario for testing ADAS.
The scenario is first defined on Foretellix’s verification platform, Foretify, using M-SDL, an open-source productivity language built by Foretellix. This abstract scenario is then utilized by Foretify to automatically create thousands of meaningful tests that can be sent to different test platforms (e.g. simulators, HIL, test tracks). In the demonstration, a set of concrete tests are subsequently sent to the Humanetics UFO Base control software. The Humanetics test robots (UFOs, Driving Robots) are then able to accurately execute these tests on the proving ground by converting the data with UFO Base Script (.ubs). Once conducted, the data from the test is sent back to the Foretify productivity dashboard for KPI and coverage driven analysis, correlation with virtual test results and further iterations on the different simulators – providing a visual and quantifiable coverage status of the evaluation process progress.
“With this combined technology demonstration, we can create a complex scenario with multiple actors such as motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and other vulnerable road users on a virtual platform, and port this scenario to Humanetics’ robots for conducting physical testing on the proving ground. This integration with Foretellix will help customers optimize their test cycles and by improving the data consistency between virtual and physical testing, we can reduce the time and resources needed to run these important tests,” commented Sanket Mehta, VP business development at Humanetics.
“Working with Humanetics enables us to demonstrate how to bridge physical and virtual testing, employing a unified toolchain that generates and executes tests on different platforms – both virtual and physical – and analyzes all that data in one unified productivity dashboard,” said Ziv Binyamini, CEO and co-founder of Foretellix. “We believe that a unified verification and validation platform showing coverage data from both physical and virtual simulation testing is the way forward for the automotive industry’s quest for improving safety and ensuring a faster development cycle of automated driving systems.”
To pre-register for the AAA Northern California GoMentum Station event (dates tentative and subject to change) click the following link: Humanetics and Foretellix Live Demo Event Registration.