dSPACE and LeddarTech Join Forces to Drive Development of Lidar Innovations for Autonomous Vehicles
PADERBORN, Germany, AND QUEBEC CITY, Canada, Dec. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – dSPACE and LeddarTech®, a leader in ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and AD (Autonomous Driving) sensing technology from level 1-5, form an alliance to jointly promote the development of lidar technologies for autonomous driving. The close collaboration will allow dSPACE and LeddarTech to offer high-precision simulation models and interfaces for lidar sensors, enabling OEMs and suppliers to integrate lidar innovations into ready-to-use solutions more quickly.
The collaboration will support the emulation of new LeddarTech laser sensors in simulation solutions at an early stage of development. Furthermore, dSPACE will provide simulation models for testing and validation, as well as the sensor simulation environment to validate camera, lidar and radar sensors throughout the development process, accelerating customer projects.
The dSPACE simulation solution generates point clouds in real time to simulate objects. Simulation models help determine the most effective positioning of the sensor in the vehicle (sweet spot), as well as the limits of the sensor (corner cases). LeddarTech will be able to seamlessly incorporate dSPACE sensor models into its development projects.
“The right testing strategy, the right models, and out-of-the-box interfaces for simulation and reprocessing are the main development building blocks,” said Dr. Christopher Wiegand, dSPACE Product Manager. “This alliance will enable our customers to perform validation tasks quickly and accurately for lidar applications. Without reliable simulations, automated driving systems (SAE levels 3-5) cannot be achieved. “
“OTA simulation is a decisive innovation for lidar. The integration of LeddarTech lidar products and dSpace simulation software through a generic sensor interface allows each party to validate products and services for potential customers, “said Michael Poulin, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Corporate Development, LeddarTech He continued: “Enabling validation of environmental sensors material properties and weather conditions is crucial for simulations. LeddarTech and dSpace will work together on the (further) development and modeling of sensor-specific environmental effects, for example , rain, fog, dew, etc. ”.
dSPACE is a leading provider of solutions for the development of connected, autonomous and electrically operated vehicles. In particular, automakers and their suppliers use the company’s range of comprehensive solutions to test the software and hardware components of their new vehicles long before a new model is allowed on the road. dSPACE is not only a listed development partner in vehicle development. Engineers also rely on our dSPACE technical knowledge in aerospace and industrial automation. Our portfolio ranges from comprehensive solutions for simulation and validation to engineering and consulting services, as well as training and support. With approximately 1,800 employees worldwide, dSPACE is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany; it has three project centers in Germany; and serves customers through regional dSPACE companies in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, China and Croatia.
LeddarTech is a leader in environmental detection platforms for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. LeddarTech, founded in 2007, has evolved into a comprehensive end-to-end environmental sensing company that enables customers to address critical sensing and sensing challenges across the entire value chain of the automotive and mobility market segments. With its LeddarVision ™ sensor perception and fusion platform and its cost-effective, scalable and versatile LiDAR development solution for automotive grade solid state LiDARs based on the LeddarEngine ™, LeddarTech enables level 1-2 automotive system integrators to develop the complete level 1-5 detection solution. This platform is actively deployed in autonomous shuttles, trucks, buses, delivery vehicles, smart cities and factories, and robotaxi applications. The company has developed several advanced technology mobility and automotive remote sensor application innovations, with more than 95 patented technologies (approved or pending), optimizing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving capabilities. .
Additional information about LeddarTech is available at www.leddartech.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Daniel Aitken, Vice President of Marketing and Global Communications and Product Management, LeddarTech Inc.
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