Virtual Test Drive
Run virtual test drives for thousands of scenarios to ensure autonomous vehicle safety.
For safe autonomous mobility to become the standard on our roads, simulation and testing is essential. Hexagon’s virtual test drive solutions enable the simulation of thousands of scenarios to accelerate the development of the new generation of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs).
For autonomous mobility to become mainstream, consumers must have absolute confidence in the technology. Vehicle performance in operating environments must be predictable, requiring many millions of miles of road testing in all conditions to provide a rich data set for development.
Simulation technology offers a virtual solution to the required vehicle testing for autonomous mobility. With virtual test drive solutions, autonomous vehicles can be accurately road tested in multiple scenarios so that meaningful engineering information is available to inform autonomous vehicle development.
Hexagon’s virtual test drive solutions create, configure and visualise complete environments for vehicles to be evaluated and validated in any conceivable condition of operation. They enable autonomous vehicle developers to validate scenarios through various test platforms:
- Model in the loop (MiL)
- Software in the loop (SiL)
- Hardware in the loop (HiL)
- Driver in the loop (DiL)
- Vehicle in the loop (ViL)
We’re climbing the automation curve
Our transition to Intelligent automation is accelerating. Ultimately, our innovations will give rise to new technologies and applications - many of which we’ve yet to imagine. Today, every Hexagon solution is mapped and tagged according to its level of automation, so customers can clearly track our progress towards the freedom of autonomy.
Human performs all tasks, no data being used
Human is in charge of performing tasks but certain functions are automated to simplify control
Some tasks are automated so that operation can be autonomous for short periods (or within specific circumstances)
Autonomous operation is possible within certain bounds, but human intervention may be necessary at short notice
Designed to complete required tasks autonomously, but may require human intervention if circumstances change beyond specific bounds
Control tasks automated under all conditions, but human may request to take over; can complete all expected tasks without human intervention
Our sustainability influence
Our solutions create meaningful improvements in quality, efficiency, productivity, and safety – the antidotes to the status quo of waste, pollution, diminishing margins, and increased risk. Explore the highlighted products helping industry address environmental challenges in land, air and water.
Products that make an environmental impact in forest monitoring, material reusability, farming or water usage.
Products that make an environmental impact in renewable energy, noise pollution elimination and e-mobility.
Products that make an environmental impact in saving our oceans, reducing pollution and increasing access to clean water.