Siemens Digital Industries Software and VSI Labs, a researcher of active safety and autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies, announced that they are partnering to further advance development of self-driving car technology. Through the partnership, Siemens’ PAVE360 platform will be used to create digital twin simulations for the validation and testing of all processors, electronics, sensors and systems powering the VSI Labs Capability Demonstrator — an advanced AV development vehicle equipped with components from best-in-class automotive technology leaders and integrated by VSI solutions engineers.
Siemens’ PAVE360 pre-silicon autonomous validation environment delivers a comprehensive platform for multi-supplier collaboration across the automotive ecosystem. PAVE360 can extend simulation capabilities beyond processors to create digital twins that include automotive hardware and software sub-systems, full vehicle models, fusion of sensor data, traffic flows, and even the simulation of smart cities through which self-driving cars will ultimately travel.
Siemens and VSI Labs plan to collaborate on multiple engineering projects, beginning with the validation of Digital Twin technology for systems functionality across the electronics, System-on-Chip (SoC), sensor and mechanical levels of the VSI demonstrator vehicle. The initial phases of this project are focused on SoC functional verification using Mentor‘s Veloce hardware emulation platform.