More Autonomous Driving and Simulation Tools Coming to Siemens PLM

October 03, 2017


Safety Analysis


TASS’S MADYMO is an analysis and simulation tool for MAthematical DYnamic MOdels. It can analyze, simulate and optimize safety designs early in the product development cycle, combining multibody, FEA and CFD capabilities into a single solver. It boasts the most extensive database of crash test dummy models available, along with a human model database that includes active models.


As well MADYMO provides tools for occupant restraint analysis and automatic extraction of New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) safety ratings.


Automated Driving Simulation and Testing


With its PreScan software, car manufacturers, suppliers and government agencies can simulate complex traffic scenarios and virtually validate automated driving solutions. As well engineers can test subsystems independently and as a system with the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) laboratory testing methodology. Signals can be projected for driver-in-the-loop testing or injected into the vehicle electronic control unit (ECU). A database of recorded ground truth data, low-level GPS data, and vehicle data can be replayed in an HIL system to test and optimize positioning algorithms.


On-Vehicle Testing


Engineers can test any combination of system hardware and simulation models, strapping a test vehicle on a roller bench and modeling any combination of real and virtual systems for it. Wheeled mobile robots test sensor systems such as radar, LIDAR and vision, and can be combined with the roller bench test bed to test components in a system environment.


“The automotive industry is a core focus for Siemens and our acquisition of TASS International is another example of our commitment to offer a complete Digital Enterprise solutions portfolio, enabling automotive companies to realize their digital transformation and fully benefit from all opportunities of digitalization,” said Dr. Jan Mrosik, CEO of Siemens’ Digital Factory Division. “TASS International is a proven leader in both integrated safety and autonomous driving, two fields of engineering that are increasingly important for the industry. By combining its strengths with Siemens’ PLM offerings, we are able to respond even better to today’s challenges in the automotive industry.”


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