Siemens Digital Industries Software and VSI Labs, a specialist in active safety and autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies, have announced that they are partnering to further advance development of self-driving car technology.
Through the partnership, Siemens states its Pave360 platform will be used to create digital twin simulations for the validation and testing of all processors, electronics, sensors and systems powering VSI Labs’ Capability Demonstrator.
“The primary objective of this partnership is to demonstrate equivalence between Siemens’ industry-leading digital twin technology and a physical platform, thereby increasing confidence in digital twin-based modeling methodologies well in advance of the existence of a physical vehicle,” explained Ravi Subramanian, senior vice president, IC verification, Mentor, a Siemens business.
“This collaboration with VSI has the potential to significantly advance the AV space with the creation of a high-fidelity autonomous vehicle digital twin that simulates the interaction and combined power of the most advanced AV components and technologies in the world.”
Siemens and VSI Labs say they plan to collaborate on multiple engineering projects, beginning with the validation of digital twin technology for systems functionality across the electronics, System-on-Chip (SoC), sensor and mechanical levels of the VSI demonstrator vehicle.