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TNO and Siemens partnership will enable faster validation of CAD systems

StreetWise, real-world scenario database for automated driving from TNO, can now be used in the Siemens simulation environment Simcenter Prescan thanks to a recent partnership between the companies.

Connected and Automated Driving (CAD) technology is anticipated to be a key aspect for achieving a higher level of road safety. As CAD systems become increasingly integrated and complex, case-by-case physical testing of individual functions is no longer sufficient to ensure operational safety on the road. TNO’s StreetWise methodology has been developed to build and maintain a real-world scenario database, required for the simulation, testing and validation of CAD functions in virtual environments such as Simcenter Prescan.

Siemens Simcenter Prescan now enables the direct search and import of scenarios using the TNO’s StreetWise web API. Scenarios are imported using the open standard OpenSCENARIO. In this way, real-world scenarios become available for massive testing in the Siemens Simcenter tool environment. Using the test automation tooling HEEDS, testing can be narrowed down to critical ranges and system behavior can be characterized

The partnership will enable faster validation of CAD systems by using real-world scenarios. With conventional testing of CAD systems, it is hard to tell if a system has been sufficiently tested. StreetWise provides a statistical characterization of driving behavior and in this way, test engineers can calculate the real-world coverage of the testing and know whether enough testing has been done.

Source: Press Release

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