Unity Technologies is collaborating with Baidu to develop a real-time simulation product that will allow developers to test autonomous vehicles in simulated real-world situations.
The Unity-based real-time simulation will now be available to developers taking part in Baidu’s Apollo platform: an open platform geared towards accelerating the development, testing, and deployment of Levels 3, 4, 5 autonomous vehicles.
Unity’s real-time 3D platform allows automotive manufacturers (OEMs) to reduce errors and risk while increasing efficiency and speed of testing by offering simulations that replicate real-world scenarios. Unity also offers customizable content available through its Asset Store created by its millions of developers.
In addition to its collaboration with Baidu, Unity works with eight of the 10 largest OEMs in the world by helping improve the way they design, build, service and sell automobiles. The brand has continued to invest in its automotive division by bringing in experts from companies like BMW, General Motors, Toyota, Volvo, and the Volkswagen Group.
As part of its growing autonomy efforts, Unity has recently collaborated to support artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning for autonomous systems, as well as its recently launched SimViz Solution Template: a package that provides OEMs and other brands with autonomous driving simulations solutions.
Source: Press Release