MobileDrive adopts Siemens digital twin technology to test autonomous drive system
MobileDrive has used the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio and digital twin tech in its ADAS development. According to Siemens Digital Industries Software, its technology enabled MobileDrive to reduce the effort needed for hardware-in-the-loop testing and vehicle analysis, reliably develop software before any physical prototypes were built and, more generally, enabled it to expedite the progress of its autonomous drive systems development.
MobileDrive used a model-based framework to develop the algorithms and software controls for ADAS applications including lane-keeping assistance, emergency lane keeping, lane-following control, auto lane change, emergency steering assistance and autonomous emergency steering.
Siemens’ Simcenter engineering and consulting services team worked with MobileDrive’s specialists to forge a methodology and roadmap for their ADAS vision while developing the control algorithms and building a detailed scenario-based system model including sensors and vehicle dynamics.
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May Mobility and Stantec to deliver turnkey AV microtransit solutions
May Mobility, a Michigan-based autonomous ride-hail and shuttle startup, and Stantec, a leading planning, regeneration and design consultancy, have formed a partnership to create innovative transportation solutions through AV microtransit. Combining their strengths, the companies will collaborate on infrastructure developments and formally pursue opportunities to implement AVs across a range of commercial and municipal locations globally.
“Stantec shares our vision of changing the global landscape to better benefit people and the environments we live in,” said Manik Dhar, chief commercial officer for May Mobility. “Working together, we can create and implement innovative AV solutions for different communities and deliver turnkey AV deployments that are optimized for each location.
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Oxbotica partners with Google Cloud to crunch MetaDriver multiple scenarios data
UK-based autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica has announced a new strategic collaboration with Google Cloud that will help accelerate the deployment of its autonomous software platform to customers around the world.
The partnership will combine Google Cloud’s expertise in cloud infrastructure with Oxbotica’s autonomous vehicle software to create scalable, safe and reliable autonomous driving solutions for any business with transportation in its value chain. These businesses include last-mile logistics, agriculture, light industry and public transportation.
Oxbotica plans to use Google Cloud products – compute, storage, networking, and leading data and analytics products like Vertex AI – to help develop, test, validate and verify its self-driving technology.
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dSpace strengthens its presence in India
dSpace will be represented in India by a newly established sales company, dSpace India Solutions Private Limited, from April 1, 2023. Based in Bangalore, the company will take the reins from long-serving partner DynaFusion and its founder Rajashekhar Rao. Founded in 2009, DynaFusion has been the exclusive distributor for dSpace solutions in India.
The Indian government has forecasted that India will be the world’s third-largest automotive market after China and the USA by 2030. “We see India as a cornerstone of the dSpace strategy, and with our own presence we will directly shape and support the dynamic growth of our customers in India with our know-how and solutions,” said Martin Goetzeler, CEO, dSpace.
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aiMotive’s aiSim ecosystem enhanced thanks to partnership with Renderpeople
aiMotive has formed a partnership with Renderpeople, a company that has developed an extensive library of photorealistic human 3D models. Through the collaboration, aiMotive’s simulator has now become compatible with even more assets, enabling enhanced real-time testing and validation, and synthetic data generation.
Following the integration of Renderpeople’s photorealistic library, development teams and engineers will now be able to efficiently populate aiSim’s virtual environments with high-fidelity human models. This includes pedestrians, children playing on the sidewalk and construction workers. With the addition of the latest 3D assets, enhanced and realistic virtual test scenarios and synthetic training data can be developed more quickly and easily with an increased level of diversity and realism.
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Aston University and Aurrigo improve driverless vehicle capabilities
A two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been completed by Aston University in collaboration with Aurrigo. The KTP resulted in a machine vision solution being developed to increase the capability of Aurrigo’s AVs.
Following the project, the company’s driverless vehicles can now see and recognize objects in much greater detail, meaning they now benefit from enhanced performance across an array of operational domains. Previously, the autonomous vehicles could only detect obstacles in their path, but could not ascertain what the object was, causing them to stop.
The team used computer vision systems partnered with machine learning and artificial intelligence to help the vehicles to differentiate between objects of interest.
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Major OEMs choosing Nvidia Drive end-to-end solutions for next-generation technology
As outlined in Nvidia’s latest GTC keynote, a multitude of OEMs have selected to build next-generation vehicles on Nvidia Drive end-to-end solutions that connect the cloud to the car. From 2023 to 2028, Nvidia’s automotive design win pipeline has increased to US$14bn.
DeepRoute.ai has launched its Driver 3.0 HD Map-Free solution on Nvidia Drive Orin, designed to provide a non-geo-fenced solution for mass-produced ADAS vehicles. The solution is scheduled to be available by the end of 2023.
By using the computational power of the automotive-grade Drive Orin system-on-a-chip, which delivers 254 trillion operations per second (TOPS) of compute performance, DeepRoute’s HD Map-Free solution promises to accelerate the deployment of driver-assistance functions in consumer cars and robotaxis.
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BMW Group begins global rollout of Nvidia Omniverse
BMW is expanding its use of the Nvidia Omniverse platform for building and operating industrial metaverse applications across its international production network, including the planned electric vehicle plant in Debrecen, Hungary, which is due to start operations in 2025.
“We are excited and incredibly proud of the progress BMW has made with Omniverse,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of Nvidia. “The partnership will continue to push the frontiers of virtual integration and virtual tooling for the next generation of smart-connected factories around the world.”
The news was announced during Huang’s GTC developer conference keynote, where he was joined by Milan Nedeljković, a member of BMW Group’s board of management, to officially open BMW’s first entirely virtual factory powered by Nvidia Omniverse.
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