Through a collaboration with the German based start-up company Automotive Artificial Intelligence (AAI), Continental enhances its approach for virtual development of its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving (AD) functions. Virtual development is already an integral part in today’s product development.
For the development of AD ready functions, a more complex – even real-world – virtual development and test environment is needed, a press release shows.
“Our ultimate goal is always absolute safety. This is especially true for automated driving,” said Karl Haupt, head of the business unit Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at Continental. “Resources in vehicle test are limited and virtual testing can provide fast feedback for developers. While a real vehicle can drive around 10,000 test kilometers in a physical test in one month, today up to 8,000 kilometers per hour are possible with virtual simulation. This number will increase in future.”
Real testing continues to be essential for driving function testing, since testing on a purely virtual level is not enough. Virtual tests help to reduce risks before real world testing and offers full test recording with data analytics and incident replay capabilities for precise identification of for software improvement.