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CIMdata Publishes Commentary ‘Validating Autonomous Vehicles through Simulated Driven Miles’

CIMdata Publishes Commentary ‘Validating Autonomous Vehicles through Simulated Driven Miles’
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NEWPORT BEACH, CA, USA, Jan 31, 2019 - MSC Software, a global leader in engineering simulation software and services, announced that CIMdata, the leader in PLM Education, Research and Strategic Management Consulting, has published a commentary titled “Validating Autonomous Vehicles through Simulated Driven Miles“.

The document articulates the validation challenge faced by Auto OEMs and startups for autonomous road vehicles, and why simulation is needed to conduct the billions of miles of testing necessary for autonomous vehicle development. Virtual Test Drive (VTD), Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s open development platform for simulating driven miles is discussed, and how it’s being integrated with other Hexagon technologies in vehicle simulation, sensors, mapping, positioning intelligence, and artificial intelligence (AI) drivers to provide a comprehensive virtual testing solution for both automotive makers and autonomous driving start-ups around the world.

CIMdata in the commentary outlines how MSC Software tools bring to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (Hexagon MI) a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the automotive industry in developing safe and reliable autonomous vehicles without physically driving billions of miles. It offers numerous simulation tools as part of its autonomous road vehicles development platform, VTD, for representing vehicle dynamics, traffic and road scenarios, active safety sensors, and motion-control intelligence. Hexagon MI’s simulation offerings have been widely applied in the development of automated vehicles to:

  1. Study realistic traffic conflict scenarios;
  2. Produce reliable vehicle response simulations at different levels of detail; and
  3. Enable quick design iterations, based on accurate modeling of active safety sensors and practicable control strategies.


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About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with the design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,400 professionals in 20 countries. For more information about MSC Software’s products and services, visit www.mscsoftware.com

MSC Software is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), as is VTD from VIRES, a leading global provider of information technology solutions that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial landscapes.

About CIMdata

CIMdata has been leading the global PLM economy since 1983. Started by Julius Dorfman, Robert Johnson, and David Penning, CIMdata has evolved into the leading independent global strategic management consulting and research authority focused exclusively on PLM and the digital transformation it enables. CIMdata offers a wide range of PLM education and learning resources to enable PLM professionals to fully realize the highest possible return on their PLM investments. By leveraging its ecosystem of contacts and over 30 years of experience in the PLM market CIMdata is regarded by PLM professionals as the most complete source for PLM market- and technology-related research. CIMdata is the leading independent global strategic management consulting authority focused exclusively on the PLM market. CIMdata is dedicated to maximizing our clients’ ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of PLM. For additional information about CIMdata, visit https://www.cimdata.com.

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