A collaboration has been created between between IPG Automotive and TraceTronic, to link two software solutions closer together that will enable a seamless test process at every stage of vehicle software development for ADAS and autonomous driving (AD) functions – from MIL, SIL and HIL to VIL.
IPG Automotive’s CarMaker software for virtual test driving will be combined with TraceTronic’s Automotive DevOps Platform for test automation and analysis. The integrated software already enables extensive functionality tests for safety-relevant ADAS and AD systems to be performed in the virtual environment, with a highly automated test process. However, both systems are being further developed as a joint platform in order to better meet the growing requirements of test processes for software-defined vehicles.
With the combined package, simulations can be performed with accurate virtual prototypes and in realistic scenarios. Simulation artifacts are highly reusable across various test environments such as MIL, SIL, HIL and VIL. The partners say the optimised simulation core minimises the resources required for large-scale simulation studies and, at the same time, increases the level of detail for tests with real-time systems.
The integrated execution distribution automatically distributes test orders for new driving functions to available test resources, on HIL test benches as well as on scalable, distributed systems such as cloud and high-performance clusters. In addition, configurable test reports provide feedback on changes in the software code and support detailed error analysis.
The partners say that the seamless test process throughout all stages of testing enables continuous testing, even for complex and extensive ADAS/AD projects. Benefits can include a shortened release cycle and faster development of new driving functions.