Ansys and IPG Automotive Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Path to Market

New partnership integrates simulation technology from IPG Automotive with Ansys’ immersive autonomous driving simulation solutions.

New partnership integrates simulation technology from IPG Automotive with Ansys’ immersive autonomous driving simulation solutions.

IPG Automotive offers various features for virtual test driving. Combining Ansys VRXPERIENCE with IPG Automotive’s CarMaker can speed the validation and verification of autonomous vehicles. Image courtesy of IPG Automotive.


Ansys and IPG Automotive are collaborating to fast-track the creation, integration and validation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) features and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Combining Ansys VRXPERIENCE with IPG Automotive’s CarMaker will enable joint customers to virtually verify and validate sensor design and performance.

Integrated within VRXPERIENCE, CarMaker is an open test platform that can be applied throughout the entire development process. CarMaker includes a complete environment comprised of flexible models of intelligent drivers, detailed vehicles, roads and traffic. The event and maneuver-based testing method ensures that the flexibility and realistic execution of real-world test driving are also features of virtual test driving.

“Valeo is a world leader in ADAS, and simulation plays a key role in the design and validation of our products,” says Joachim Mathes, chief technical officer of Valeo’s Comfort and Driving Assistant Business Group. “Valeo strongly encouraged Ansys and IPG Automotive's cooperation. The collaboration will allow us to accurately simulate the physical properties of our components in combination with real-time system behavior, including vehicle dynamics. This will help us to go even further in the verification and validation of new and innovative ADAS and AV features.”

VRXPERIENCE provides users with HMI (human machine interface) testing, physical sensor simulation, embedded software controls integration, headlamp simulation and links to simulation data management and systems safety analysis.

“As vehicle systems continue to become more complex, it is increasingly important that they are tested under realistic conditions,” says Martin Elbs, general manager, sales and business development at IPG Automotive. “Together with Ansys, we are helping automotive OEMs improve the safety and reliability of AVs and ADAS while reducing cost and time to market.”

“Our partnership with IPG Automotive will enable our mutual customers to use an industry-leading driving simulator seamlessly integrated into our VRXPERIENCE solution,” says Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “Through this partnership, we are providing mutual customers with the necessary technologies to improve and expedite ADAS and AV development and delivery, also leading to reduced accidents on the road thanks to improved safety measures.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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