Webinar Series Focuses on Simulation for Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are gradually making their way from futuristic concept to reality. Before we see a world where everyone is riding in a self-driving car, however, there is still much work to be done to develop these complex autonomous systems. The process of AV development is fascinating one that relies heavily on simulation, as the various components that make up an autonomous vehicle system must be tested under a wide range of situations and conditions prior to manufacturing the vehicle.

To illustrate the role that simulation plays in AV development, Dassault Systèmes is offering a webinar series called “Trust the Drive: Using High-Fidelity Simulation for Better and Safer Autonomous Vehicles,”in partnership with SAE. These free webinars will cover the different ways in which sensors and other electronics can be designed to ensure proper vehicle performance and the safety of passengers and others on the road. Experts from Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA brand will discuss how simulation can virtually validate vehicle behavior and passenger experience in real time to drive innovation, performance and cost efficiencies in the next generation of transportation.

TITLE: “Autonomous Vehicle Sensors: How to Ensure They Work Well and Stay Clean,” will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Sign up here today. This webinar will focus on the sensors that are essentially the “eyes” of an autonomous vehicle, assisting with navigating and avoiding obstacles. Unlike the eyes of the driver, however, nothing stands between these sensors and the elements, so engineers must also design and test for weather conditions such as rain, snow, mud, etc., which can obstruct the “sight” of the sensors.

The webinar will be led by Matthias Troescher, Business Development Executive for Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA brand; Jonathan Jilesen, Senior Solution Consultant, SIMULIA Transportation and Mobility Aerodynamics; and Fabien Letailleur, Director, SIMULIA Transportation and Mobility Strategic Initiatives. It will be moderated by Lisa Arrigo of SAE International. The speakers will discuss how electromagnetic and computational fluid dynamics software can be used to greatly improve sensor performance and increase the safety of autonomous systems, with a specific focus on radar technology.

TITLE: “How to make sure more Electronics in Autonomous Vehicles won’t mean more Problems,” takes place on Wednesday, October 23 at 12:00 PM EDT. Compared to current vehicles, autonomous vehicles will have a tremendous increase in the number of electronics used, including perception devices like cameras, radar and LiDAR as well as the multiplication of ECUs. This presents a major challenge to engineers in terms of wiring and connecting all of it, so virtual testing of the Electro-Magnetic Interference and Compliance (EMI/EMC) and signal and power integrity of these components as well as the connectivity and placement of antennas and the design of wire harness is critical.

This webinar will be led by Matthias Troescher and Fabien Letailleur, who will talk about how these challenges can be solved by simulation software with embedded CST technology, allowing for better electronics design and higher quality autonomous vehicles.

TITLE: “How to Validate Vehicle Behavior and Passenger Experience in Real-Time without Sacrificing Accuracy,” will take place on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Two kinds of simulations are required in the validation of autonomous vehicles: how the AI will behave, and how the vehicle itself will behave. For the latter, high-fidelity real-time models are critical in understanding vehicle dynamics holistically, in order to accurately take into account challenging terrain and weather situations and validate passenger experience.

The webinar will be led by Bob Solomon and Fabien Letailleur, who will discuss Dassault Systèmes’ real-time vehicle dynamics technology, coupled with high accuracy tire modeling and high-end dynamic simulators to deliver a true understanding of vehicle behavior. This allows companies to make sure that vehicles stay safe in challenging situations and to understand how passengers perceive their behavior.

Clare Scott

Clare Scott is a Content Marketing Manager working for the SIMULIA Creative Lab team at Dassault Systemes. Prior to her work here, she wrote about the additive manufacturing industry for 3DPrint.com. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College and a Master of Arts from University College Dublin. Clare works out of Dassault Systemes’ Cleveland, Ohio office and enjoys reading, acting in local theatre and spending time outdoors.

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