Siemens collaborates with American Center for Mobility on AV testing

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Siemens PLM Software has announced a partnership with the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to share its Siemens Simulation and Test solution with the non-profit testing, education and product development facility.

The ACM is one of 10 USDOT-designated AV proving grounds and was designed to enable safe validation and self-certification of connected and automated vehicle technology, and to accelerate the development of voluntary standards. The aim of its partnership with Siemens is to support the virtual and physical testing and validation of automated and connected vehicles.

The ACM will benefit mainly from Siemens’s Simcenter software portfolio, which includes PreScan, a simulation environment that produces realistic, physics-based simulation of raw sensor data for potential driving scenarios and traffic situations. PreScan was developed by TASS International, which Siemens recently acquired.

“We are thrilled to partner with Siemens to provide these important virtual technologies which play a critical role in developing an integrated toolchain for testing and validation,” said John Maddox, ACM president and CEO.

“This is extremely important to help us enable the development of validation methodologies and regulations for the safe deployment of these technologies on public roads.”

“A one-of-a-kind facility like ACM where we can reliably and safely push the boundaries of today’s technologies provides a unique advantage to our business and our automotive customers,” stated Jan van den Oetelaar, CEO of TASS International.

By Illya Verpraet

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