Cognata and HiRain Technologies Partner to Bring Best in Class Cloud-Based Simulation and Validation for ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles to Chinese Auto Manufacturers

Partnership Poised to Accelerate ADAS and AV Testing and Validation in China


REHOVOT, Israel and BEIJING, August 9, 2019  — Cognata, Ltd., a leading provider of cloud-based simulation software for Autonomous Vehicles (AV) and ADAS solutions,  and HiRain Technologies, a leading Tier 1 solution provider for the automotive market in China, announced today a partnership to bring Cognata’s cutting-edge technology to Chinese automakers through HiRain’s extensive sales channels in the country. Implementing Cognata’s solutions by HiRain is sure to greatly accelerate ADAS and AV testing and validation activities by Chinese OEMs.


Cognata is a leading global supplier of large-scale automotive simulation for the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle markets. Working with leading automotive technology companies around the world, Cognata’s cloud-based end-to-end platform accelerates time to market by delivering simulation solutions for the entire automated driving product lifecycle, from training to testing to deployment.


“China is an established global leader in deploying state-of-the-art ADAS features as well as large scale roll-out of Autonomous Vehicles”, said Danny Atsmon, Founder and CEO of Cognata. “HiRain is an extremely influential player in the Chinese automotive industry, with extensive experience in developing and deploying ADAS and AV systems in China; this partnership is an important evolution of Cognata’s activities in China, and we are honored to partner with HiRain. Together, we will help Chinese auto manufacturers safely accelerate their ADAS and AV development and deployment cycles.”


Cognata’s partnership with HiRain marks another important milestone in Cognata’s rapid expansion in Asia, with partnerships in place in China, Japan, and Korea. 


“We have thoroughly evaluated Cognata’s offering and have found it to be the most compelling offering in the market,” said Yingcun Ji, CEO of HiRain. “The partnership with Cognata will enable us to expand our leadership position within the Chinese automotive industry and continue to blaze a trail towards a safe autonomous driving future.”


About Cognata

Cognata provides the fast lane to autonomous driving with its testing and evaluation solution for self-driving vehicles—a realistic automotive simulation platform where virtual cars travel virtual roads in virtual cities, all remarkably true to real-world conditions. Working with some of the largest vehicle makers in the world, Cognata brings the disruptive power of artificial intelligence and computer vision to the ADAS and autonomous driving simulation world and shaves years off the verification and validation process. For more information, visit


About HiRain Technologies

Since its founding in 1998, HiRain has grown to become a leading supplier for automotive electronic products, project consulting & engineering, development tools, and training services. The company is headquartered in Beijing with global offices/operations including China (Tianjin, Shanghai, Beijing), North American (Detroit & Chicago), and Europe (Dusseldorf & Munich). HiRain is guided by the principles of delivering exceptional customer value, high-quality products, and superior customer service. The company is driven by a very talented team – 65% of whom hold either Doctorate or Master’s Degree in engineering or business. Together, we have created a corporate culture that strongly encourages cooperation and communication while advocating creativity and innovation through scientific inquiry. For more information, visit