AV software startup Foretellix and simulation company Metamoto have announced a partnership to integrate their respective AV testing and validation solutions, aiming to shift the focus of AV development from ‘quantity of miles’ to ‘quality of coverage’.
The new solution combines Foretellix’s ‘Coverage Driven Methodology’ – in particular its Foretify scenario tool – with Metamoto’s highly scalable simulation platform, which it offers in a simulation as a service model.
Foretellix’s Coverage Driven Methodology aims to enable comprehensive scenario variance generation and aggregation of coverage across tests and platforms. To that end, its Foretify tool includes a ‘Measurable Scenario Description Language’ (M-SDL) used to describe both scenarios and coverage goals at a very high level. The company plans to make this language available as open source technology, to make it into an industry-standard ecosystem.
The tool also includes automation to generate combinations of scenario variants, along with monitors to check and track scenario coverage. Foretify also enables the aggregation of coverage data from the execution across all testing platforms (i.e. test vehicles, test tracks, different simulation environments and X-in-the-loop). Finally, analytics and metrics enable developers to know where they are, what to do next and when they are done.
Metamoto’s Simulation as a Service offering complements Foretify with its three components: Director, a scalable, parameterized simulator allowing for tests to run across a spectrum of environmental and hardware parameters and unique edge cases; Designer, a tool to custom-build parameterized scenarios via a visual editor; and Analyzer, an analysis tool to assess how a vehicle performed in specific simulations.