Siemens has formed in-house startup Simulytic to accelerate autonomous mobility deployment at scale.
Simulytic’s aim is to use simulation to generate insight into the impact and safety of autonomous driving, and to ensure that transparency is a permanent part of the risk profiles of self-driving vehicles everywhere. Simulytic, which will be headed by the Siemens’ former VP head of connected e-mobility, Andrea Kollmorgen, is apparently already applying the company’s expertise in the simulation of complex, automated systems and in the use of artificial intelligence in safety-critical applications.
It is claimed that its command of the technologies used in autonomous vehicles enables the venture to make competitive, comprehensive and independent assessments of incident probabilities, changing traffic flows and congestion patterns, the effects of weather and road conditions, and many other localized factors.
Drawing on this expertise, Siemens says Simulytic creates added value for customers, such as insurance companies, by helping them understand the risk potentials from increasingly automated road traffic and thus develop the right products, determine fair prices and create effective business strategies for a future with autonomous vehicles.