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Design tools ensure component compatibility, create autonomous driving tests

  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP10_10
Published October 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Simulation has become a critical element in design and validation, expanding its reach to nearly every facet of vehicle development. Partnerships and cloud computing are among the techniques being used as tool developers strive to make it easier for programmers and engineers to see how the many elements in vehicle systems interact.

Virtual tools are being used for jobs as diverse as wiring layout to creating virtual roadways for testing autonomous driving systems. Much of the focus in recent years has been on ensuring that everything works well when multiple systems work together. Tools are helping commercial-vehicle designers make significant improvements in overall designs.