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09/24/18
Wolfsburg
Technology

Volkswagen to use virtual test drives to make new assistance systems production-ready

Volkswagen to use virtual test drives to make new assistance systems production-ready
  • Brand expects faster and more efficient development processes through virtual validation
  • Volkswagen experts develop software for simulated environments and driving situations
  • In the long term, test kilometers for validating automated driving could also be completed virtually

In future, Volkswagen intends to make new driver assistance systems production-ready even faster, also using virtual validation. The assistance systems of the next generation will then learn from virtually generated driving and traffic situations. The brand expects this approach to make development processes even faster and more efficient. In the long term, it is conceivable that millions of test kilometers required for validating automated driving could be completed in virtual environments. Experts from Volkswagen are already testing software developed in-house to simulate such driving in traffic situations. This software is to be used for teaching assistance systems for the ID. model family.

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