Cognata, Ltd., a provider of simulation software for ADAS (advanced driver-assistance system) and autonomous vehicles announced that Innoviz, a provider of high-performance solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software, has selected Cognata as its simulation partner for testing and validation of its sensor hardware and perception software offerings. Cognata’s simulation platform can replicate how Innoviz’s LiDAR technology reflects off of various materials to reproduce how the sensor will work on the road, marking what the company says is "an unparalleled level of precision in automotive sensor testing on the market today."

Innoviz’s LiDAR sensors provide a 3D image of the world around the car.

According to Cognata, simulation provides the only environment where LiDAR technology can be tested and validated extensively for real-life scenarios and challenging edge cases. The diversity of weather and lighting conditions that LiDAR operates in, combined with the unique range and resolution of Innoviz’s LiDAR solutions, demands a simulation solution capable of a high level of realism and capacity for enormous scale.

“Innoviz greatly invests in the design and production of the highest levels of quality, reliability, performance and safety of its products.” said Omer Keilaf, Co-Founder and CEO of Innoviz.  “Simulation is key to accelerating the development process while maintaining quality. After an extensive evaluation of solutions, Innoviz has selected Cognata, as it provides the highest level of simulation realism suitable for our needs.”

According to Cognata, the Israeli innovation ecosystem is one of the most mature technology hubs worldwide and continues to strengthen. With much of the funding focused on automated driving technology, total investment places Israel fourth globally, behind the U.S., China, and the UK, but notably ahead of traditional automotive centers Germany and Japan.1

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1 McKinsey & Company | “Israel: Hot spot for future mobility technologies” | September 2019