Greater synergy between the software solutions of TraceTronic and IPG Automotive will streamline the digital testing process for ADAS and autonomous drive systems, which can be felt across MIL, SIL, HIL and VIL. IPG’s CarMaker virtual test-driving solution and TraceTronic’s Automotive DevOps Platform for test automation and evaluation have been developed as a joint platform to meet the requirements of testing for software-defined vehicles.With the seamless integration of the CarMaker product family into the automation tools from TraceTronic, safety-related functionality tests for ADAS and AD systems can largely be performed in a virtual world in a highly automated manner – from planning and execution to the scrutinization of test cases. IPG has said that by utilizing the toolset, simulations can be performed with virtual prototypes in recreations of the real world. The simulation artifacts within the architecture are said to be highly reusable across various test environments such as MIL, SIL, HIL and VIL. A refined simulation core minimizes the number of resources needed for large-scale simulation studies and, at the same time, deepens the level of detail for tests with real-time systems. Integrated execution distribution automatically distributes test orders for new driving functions to available test assets – on HIL test benches and on distributed systems such as cloud and high-performance clusters. Freely configurable test reports provide sound feedback on changes in the software code and support detailed error analysis. TraceTronic and IPG Automotive are both said to adopt a customer-orientated ethos, meaning that new developments will be incorporated into the test platform as they arise, to ensure the technology continues to be at the leading edge.
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