SIMPHERA, the cloud-based, highly scalable solution for the simulation and validation of functions for autonomous driving.
Certified According to ISO 26262
SIMPHERA was certified by TÜV SÜD according to ISO 26262 for safety-relevant systems in motor vehicles. This means: Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers can exclude SIMPHERA from the ISO 26262 qualification of their entire processes and can concentrate on proving the functional safety of their own process chains.
Video: Enter SIMPHERA - Enter simpliCity
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Learn more about cloud-based scalable simulation and validation in further publications and videos:
- Success Story
- Magazine article
- Blog post "Safe and agile"
- Blog post "Validation must be scalable"
- Demo video
Simulating Autonomous Vehicles
SIMPHERA is a software solution for simulating and validating functions for autonomous driving. The software brings them to life at an early stage, and helps you analyze them and handle their complexity. How? By giving you easy access to powerful features for simulating the vehicle dynamics, traffic, critical scenarios, and more. So you can trial new algorithms, such as for perception, motion planning, vehicle control, etc., in the virtual world: simpliCity.
What are the strengths of SIMPHERA?
With SIMPHERA, users can create, execute, and evaluate very realistic, deterministic simulations to efficiently drive the development of automotive applications. The user interface of SIMPHERA supports this process with structured, role-based access:
- Prepare: Define vehicles, create scenarios, and manage the functions under test.
- Simulate: Simulate the vehicle interactively with selected scenarios and the functions under test.
- Validate: Create test suites, use parameter variation to perform large numbers of concrete test cases, and analyze the results.
Team Player: Worldwide Collaboration
Wherever the users and the IT infrastructure might be located, SIMPHERA is there, too—as a web-based solution in the cloud or on your company’s server cluster, it can always be accessed directly. Meeting the needs of every user and ideal for worldwide, collaborative use.
Scalable Tests in the Cloud
The number of tests required to validate an autonomous vehicle is considerable. SIMPHERA reduces the time required for testing by executing simulation scenarios in parallel in the cloud. Even if you increase test coverage and test depth, you can still keep your projects on schedule.
Seamless Testing on SIL and HIL Platforms
The validation of ECU software begins with early software-in-the-loop (SIL) tests and continues on through to hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests that check and validate the behavior of the ECUs and the vehicles under real-time conditions. SIMPHERA supports both test methods. This provides a fundamental benefit: Test artifacts can be reused for both SIL and HIL—with no need for conversion between different platforms. This reduces errors, saving both time and costs.
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What pilot customers say about SIMPHERA
SIMPHERA is extremely well designed. There’s nothing comparable on the market.
SIMPHERA is a very complete tool.