The road to automated driving has definitely seen a few bumps! However, with the sobering statistic of approximately 1.3 million road traffic deaths every year and 90% of accidents being caused by human error, the quest for safer roads is still real1. The key for car OEMs, Tier1s and especially silicon providers is SAFETY. Providing safe automated driving functions and capabilities to make the roads a safer place.
Not only does the autonomous vehicle as the end-product of need to be safe, but the development and validation processes also need to be safety aware. In addition to safety, there are other factors to consider during the validation process. For example, the number of miles that these cars will need to be driven in order to truly deem them safe, plus the amount of garage space for all the test vehicles and let’s not even start the conversation about the municipality restrictions!
This leads us to the benefits of simulation to assist with all these issues. NXP, in coordination with Kalray, Embotech and dSpace have developed a simulation platform with software and hardware in-the-loop systems to create complex and realistic virtual worlds where validation miles can be driven safely and at a fraction of the cost and time. This is a great step for car manufacturers before they take their testing to actual roads!
NXP partners with many domain experts in the AD space to help ensure our customers will have what they need to deliver profitable driverless solutions to the market quickly and safely.
This is possible with the NXP BlueBox paired with software and hardware in-the-loop systems
Witness this live!
NXP and our partners have a live demo of this simulation at #CES2020! Our Automated driving solution with AI & Functional Safety will showcase the End-to-end solution for L2 to L4 automated driving.
The demo will once again highlight our work with perception, motion planning and simulation partners to provide a high-performance end-to-end solution with BlueBox for self-driving software development, testing and validation.
So don’t miss this! Stop by the NXP booth at CES, CP-18 in the Central Plaza.