The quest for safer, smarter self-driving cars just took a major leap forward. Ansys, a global leader in engineering simulation software, unveiled AVxcelerate Autonomy, a revolutionary platform that promises to streamline the development and validation of Level 2+ (L2+), Level 3 (L3), and beyond Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).
Driving Down Costs and Risks with Virtual Miles
Imagine slashing development costs and validation timelines by a staggering 100,000 times. That’s the potential of AVxcelerate Autonomy, a cloud-native, end-to-end solution that catapults AV development into the virtual realm. By simulating millions of real-world driving scenarios, AVxcelerate Autonomy empowers engineers to validate safety and performance with unprecedented efficiency.
Born from a Powerhouse Partnership
Developed in collaboration with the BMW Group, AVxcelerate Autonomy leverages cutting-edge technology and industry expertise. Its expansive scenario variation capabilities enable:
- Sensitivity and reliability analyses: Pinpoint potential system failures and optimize performance across diverse driving conditions.
- Large-scale system validation: Build a robust case for safety justification, paving the way for L3 and beyond certification.
- Continuous safety monitoring: Ensure ongoing system performance throughout the product lifecycle, even with over-the-air updates.
A Quantum Leap in Speed and Scalability
AVxcelerate Autonomy boasts a cloud-optimized, modular architecture built around a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) framework. This open and flexible platform seamlessly integrates with existing toolchains and enterprise-level solutions via standardized APIs. Additionally, its ISO 26262 certification readiness smooths the path towards L3 and above compliance.
But the real game-changer lies in the platform’s adaptive exploration algorithm. This cloud-powered engine accelerates sensitivity analyses by a staggering 1,000x compared to traditional methods. This translates to a 100x faster development cycle, slashing costs and bringing safe, reliable AVs closer to reality.
“Safety Justification is Key,” Says Ansys Expert
“Navigating complex regulations and proving safety is a major hurdle for automakers,” explains Walt Hearn, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Customer Excellence at Ansys. “AVxcelerate Autonomy removes these roadblocks by providing accessible, scalable, and easy-to-implement solutions. Its predictive accuracy and robust framework can propel AV development, paving the way for a collision-free future.”
Experience AVxcelerate Autonomy at CES 2024
Visit Ansys at booth #6500 during CES in Las Vegas (Jan. 9-12, 2024) to witness the future of AV testing firsthand. Witness how AVxcelerate Autonomy is revolutionizing the road to safer, smarter autonomous vehicles.