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Danlaw collaborates with NextDroid To Support ADAS & AV Development Validation

Danlaw, Inc. and NextDroid, Inc. announced that they had joined forces to expand advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) development and validation activities. Their news release says that rapid advancement and complexity of ADAS and AV features require data from numerous vehicle sensors. The existing validation methods tend to be expensive, not scalable and centred around final validation. This partnership has the tools and domain knowledge to successfully change the ADAS validation mindset by offering a proven ground truth platform throughout feature development and validation.

Their collaboration will provide automotive OEMs and their tier-one suppliers in the Detroit area with a turnkey ADAS & AV verification and validation capability. Customers can validate a wide range of ADAS features, components, and SW releases. Both companies believe that this platform's use enables customers to bring features to market with more excellent safety, in less time and much more cost-effectively than legacy methods.


As automakers and ADAS suppliers continue to integrate new features into their advanced safety technology, they are faced with an expanding need to assess real-world performance across a wide range of test scenarios that heavily depend on the OEM's E/E architectures. Knowledge of these architectures is critical.


"NextDroid's Veritas platform will leverage Danlaw's understanding of modern automotive OEMs architectures to provide support and integration services across advanced heterogeneous sensors," says Thierry Rolina, Senior Account Manager at Danlaw.


NextDroid is an intelligent machines start-up in Boston, MA with core competencies in robotics and artificial intelligence. The NextDroid Veritas ground truth platform produces information needed by carmakers to validate ADAS & AV components, features and vehicle behaviour in the real world. This information comes from building a highly detailed, precise ground truth model of the world, against which data from the ADAS/AV system is compared and evaluated using customer-defined criteria.


"Validation of ADAS and AV systems can be a huge drain on scarce, highly skilled engineering resources that are also needed to develop custom features. Danlaw's deep vehicle and customer knowledge combined with NextDroid's end-to-end ground-truthing, data logging and data analysis give users a turnkey solution: an industry-leading validation platform with minimal drain on critical engineering resources." Says Martin Baker at NextDroid. By working together, NextDroid and Danlaw will present this platform to a more significant number of OEMS and Tier 1 suppliers.

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