In the Wild, Wild West of the current AV (autonomous vehicle) industry, many claims are made by the industry’s OEMs, suppliers, and technology providers regarding vehicle and system performance capabilities. Much effort is expended verifying those claims and making purchase decisions, whether that be by industry specifiers or the end consumer. However, more help might be on its way—in the form of simulation.
At its GPU Technology Conference in March, Nvidia announced that its Drive Constellation autonomous vehicle simulation platform is now available after being discussed at last year’s event. The cloud-based platform enables millions of miles to be driven virtually across a range of scenarios, with claims of greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and safety than what is possible to achieve in real-world physical testing.