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Humanetics and Foretellix Bridge, the Gap Between Virtual and Physical Test, Flows for ADAS and ADS

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

Humanetics, and Foretellix, a provider of Verification & Validation (V&V) platforms for Automated Driving Systems, demonstrate a joint toolchain that bridges the gap and allows for correlation between virtual and physical testing. The video demo has been released today and will be followed up by a live event in May of this year at the AAA Northern California’s GoMentum Station in California.

The new joint offering combines physical and virtual testing of Automated Driving Assisted Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS). The two companies say it will help OEMs and Tier 1s reduce development and validation costs while accelerating regulated and non-regulated testing to ensure safety and compliance, taking into account the ever-growing complexity of ADAS and ADS.

The video shows the companies showcasing a complete Verification & Validation cycle of a scenario for testing ADAS. The scenario is first defined on Foretellix’s verification platform, Foretify™, using M-SDL, an open-source productivity language invented by Foretellix. This abstract scenario is then utilized by Foretify ™ to automatically create thousands of meaningful tests that can be sent to different test platforms (e.g. simulators, HIL, test tracks). A set of concrete tests are subsequently sent to the Humanetics UFO Base control software in the demonstration. The Humanetics test robots (UFOs, Driving Robots) can accurately execute these tests on the proving ground by converting the data with UFO Base Script (.ubs). Once conducted, the test data is sent back to the Foretify ™ productivity dashboard for KPI & Coverage Driven analysis, correlation with the virtual testing and further iterations on the different simulators - providing a visual and quantifiable coverage status of the testing process progress.

In May of this year, the partnering companies plan to conduct a joint event at AAA Northern California’s GoMentum Station in Concord, California. The event will include a live demonstration of the joint toolchain featuring Foretellix’s Foretify™ Verification & Validation platform and its unified Coverage Driven Verification productivity dashboard working together with Humanetics test robots (UFOs, Driving Robots).

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