Aimsun Auto, launched at the 2019 edition of the Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo in Stuttgart, is a new software platform for large-scale design and validation of path planning algorithms for self-driving vehicles. Aimsun Auto was presented for the first time at the Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo.
The software allows test engineers to synthetically generate, execute, and analyze tens of thousands of scenarios virtually, to test the path planning of automated driving algorithms in a safe, repeatable virtual environment.
Alex Gerodimos, chief operating officer, commented on the importance: “In testing, you have to test rogue events and erratic behavior. Firstly, you have to be able to introduce the erratic behavior – the plausible scenarios – in an efficient way. Secondly, once the simulations are finished, you need some sophistication and automation in the way you detect rogue events and bring them to the attention of the developer.”
The software is designed to offer seamless integration with 3D sensor simulation tools such as Simcenter PreScan and 3D visualization engines like Unity and Unreal Engine. To speed up the process, it also allows for automatic creation of wide-area simulation models from imported high-definition maps. Alternatively, it can also work with proprietary HD maps.