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dSPACE and LeddarTech enter partnership to deploy ADAS and AD driving systems

Close cooperation is intended to significantly accelerate the development of LiDAR applications in ADAS and AD systems.

December 11, 2020  by CM Staff

dSPACE and LeddarTech are jointly driving forward the development of lidar technologies for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD).

PADERBORN and QUEBEC CITY — dSPACE, a provider of simulation and validation solutions, and LeddarTech®, a provider of Level 1 to 5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, have entered into a partnership to develop LiDAR technologies for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD). This close cooperation is intended to support and significantly accelerate the development and validation of optimally tailored LeddarEngine™-based LiDAR sensors and related ADAS & AD systems.

These tools enable customers to simulate their own LeddarEngine-based LiDAR sensor designs versus integration of third-party black box LiDARs. Simulation more specifically helps auto designers efficiently explore various LiDAR sensor architectures and components in development of their own optimal LiDAR design and validate the resulting performance within specific application use cases. This validation includes physically accurate simulation of the LiDAR and the vehicle environment, including objects in motion (e.g., vehicles, pedestrians), the road and other static objects (e.g., traffic signs, curbs).

“The right testing strategy, the right models and ready-to-use interfaces for simulation and reprocessing are key building blocks,” said Dr. Christopher Wiegand, Product Manager at dSPACE. “This partnership with an industry leader in solid-state automotive LiDAR and sensing solutions enables our customers to accurately and quickly perform validation tasks for LiDAR-based applications. Without reliable simulations, automated driving systems (SAE Levels 3-5) cannot be achieved.”

“The collaboration between dSpace and LeddarTech will yield enhanced simulation tools that will greatly ease and accelerate the development of optimized LiDARs,” stated Michael Poulin, Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Development at LeddarTech.

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