Driving the future of autonomous vehicles with OPTIS

LiDAR simulation to help Autonomous Driving development

January 5th, 2018 | Innovation

Autonomous driving

Autonomous driving is one of the biggest challenge of the automotive industry for the year to come. To meet this challenge, perception of environment is key to enabling autonomous driving capability.   

 

Thanks to SPEOS – the OPTIS software for light and optics simulation – original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers, as well as every transportation companies, can virtually integrate and test their next generation of LiDAR in their future vehicles.  

LiDAR SIMULATION: INNOVATING QUICKLY, BOOSTING AUTONOMOUS DRIVING DEVELOPMENT 

OPTIS simulation solutions enable to virtually recreate cameras and LiDAR operations on autonomous vehicles. Manipulating virtual prototypes offers the possibility to simulate LiDAR's use in real life scenarios, allowing for safer, more cost-effective tests. 

 

With the accelerated development pace of autonomous driving capabilities and the ongoing race to commercialize mass-market solutions on production vehicles, any solution that optimizes the development and integration cycles of new technologies adds significant value. OPTIS’ optical simulation tools play a huge role in giving a head start to OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. By providing an autonomous vehicle simulator that makes the same decisions as a real-world connected vehicle, the tool helps to eliminate costly and risky real-world tests of new LiDAR systems and contribute to reducing their time-to-market. 

ON COURSE FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING: SPEOS & VRX IN POLE POSITION 

Through the use of its light and laser modeling tools, OPTIS helps in the detailed design of  LiDAR systems. Using real material measurements, OPTIS can validate the LiDAR model and simulate the correct response from the LiDAR in real-time through a virtual closed loop simulation with automated driving functions. The availability of the SPEOS sensors for LiDAR simulation smoothly supports the ongoing development of autonomous driving. 

 

Automotive companies can thus virtually implement, test and validate any LiDAR technology very early in the design process. This early implementation also lets them fine-tune their system at a more global scale and define the specific configurations, should they require customized LiDAR solutions.

TO GO FURTHER:  

 

Why is OPTIS a major player in the development of autonomous vehicles? 

LiDAR design challenges  

Why is it so difficult to simulate an autonomous vehicle? 

Autonomous cars and safety 

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