EXPO CONFERENCE NEWS | Day 1: Porsche reveals dedicated racetrack simulator

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The first morning’s dedicated conference at ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo saw a fascinating presentation from David Hermann, development engineer, Porsche Engineering Services. In a presentation titled ‘Driving in the high dynamics area: a simulation environment for automated driving on racetracks,’ Hermann discussed the race between automotive manufacturers to bring new technologies into vehicles, and how it is being fueled by tighter emission standards, stricter safety requirements and higher levels of driving automation. He revealed how racetrack simulation is increasingly important for Porsche, providing a safe, cost-effective and efficient means of evaluating vehicle performance.

Hermann showcased how Porsche is using a modular simulation environment that combines a high-fidelity track environment and a full vehicle model, as well as an optimized Model Predictive Control (MPC) that includes a method for optimizing the trajectory and speed profile to generate a realistic driving profile with best lap performances.

“Simulating a high-fidelity track environment and full vehicle model is an efficient and cost-effective approach for testing and developing automated driving,” explained Hermann. “Developers can test and refine vehicle components and systems in a safe and controlled setting, minimizing the need for expensive and time-consuming real-world testing.”

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