Xylon and Cognata to collaborate on ADAS and AV systems

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A collaboration has been announced between Cognata and Xylon that will see the pair co-develop an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and an autonomous vehicle (AV) hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) solution.

The logiRECORDER Automotive HIL Video Logger from Xylon will utilize a real-time photorealistic simulation platform from Cognata to enable cost-effective validation and verification testing of ADAS and AV systems.

The real-time photorealistic sensor simulation HIL (hardware-in-the-loop) platform from Cognata delivers 3D digital twin environments with real-life traffic agents including moving and interactive objects. The company’s sim connects to Xylon’s logiRECORDER, negating the need for complex hardware boxes. The solution also improves signal quality compared with previous generations.

By using Xylon’s logiRECORDER, the design and testing of autonomous driving (AD) and ADAS can be sped up by using an all-in-one automotive datalogger for raw multi-channel video and network data recording, data analysis and playback of the logged data in HIL simulations.

When used in the HIL operation mode, the logiRECORDER enables real-time conversions of synthetic data from multiple and heterogenous vehicle sensors modeled within Cognata’s simulation platform. This includes video cameras, lidars, radars, thermal cameras and more being modeled into physical automotive sensory inputs to hardware electronic control units (ECUs). Furthermore, in closed-loop HIL, physical ECU outputs can be converted into simulation inputs that interactively influence the simulated scenarios.

“We bring our cutting-edge simulation platform to the hardware validation space, introducing new capabilities to OEMs/Tier 1s for testing their final hardware designs in a fast iteration and new level of quality,” said Danny Atsmon, CEO and founder at Cognata.

“Our compact and highly configurable hardware platform quickly adjusts to emerging high-bandwidth vehicle sensors. In synergy with Cognata’s simulation platform, it enables flexible and truly immersive HIL, with system performance typically expected at a much higher price point,” added Davor Kovačec, Xylon’s CEO and founder.

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