It is very costly and time-consuming to develop driver-assistance systems due to their complexity, connectivity, and considerable security requirements. This is because, among other things, realistic environmental simulations as perceived by sensor systems must be carried out to validate and verify the systems. At the same time, companies must master cost constraints and development cycles that are increasingly shorter.
ITK has developed an environmental simulation based on established technologies from the gaming industry that can efficiently verify and validate environmental-recognition driver-assistance systems. This makes it possible in early development phases to check detection features with regard to sensor positioning and vehicle design. Technologies from the gaming industry exhibit very good operational performance. In addition, the short development cycles in consumer electronics allow for rapid advancements at comparably low acquisition costs.