Rehovot, Israel, Oct 19, 2022 – Cognata Ltd announces today the launch of a new collaboration with Xylon, to provide a comprehensive Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV) Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) solution.
The new solution from Cognata and Xylon allows photorealistic HIL operation early in the product development lifecycle to accelerate and reduce the risk of ADAS and AV Validation and Verification. Xylon’s logiRECORDER Automotive HIL Video Logger uses data from Cognata’s industry-leading real-time photorealistic simulation platform to provide the inputs to test ADAS and AV systems.
Another innovation enabled by the Cognata-Xylon partnership is “real-time closed-loop HIL”. In “real-time closed-loop HIL” mode ECU outputs are converted into simulation inputs that interactively drive the target vehicle (Ego car) in the simulated scenarios – eliminating the limitations of pre-recorded HIL data.
The Cognata simulation is fed directly to Xylon’s logiRECORDER, removing the hassle of complex hardware integration and improving the signal quality compared to other solutions.
Xylon’s logiRECORDER improves and accelerates the design and testing of cutting-edge Autonomous Driving (AD) and ADAS Systems with an all-in-one automotive data logger for raw multi-channel video and network data recording, data analysis, and playback of the logged data in HIL workbenches.
In the HIL operation mode, the logiRECORDER enables real-time feeding of synthetic data from multiple and heterogenous vehicle sensors modeled within Cognata’s simulation platform, including video cameras, LIDARs, RADARs, GPS, and more, as physical automotive sensory inputs to hardware Electronic Control Units (ECUs).
“We bring our cutting-edge simulation platform to the hardware validation space introducing new capabilities to OEMs/T1s for testing their final hardware designs in a fast iteration and new level of quality, and much earlier in the engineering process”, says Danny Atsmon, Cognata’s CEO & Founder.
“Our compact and highly configurable hardware platform quickly adjusts to emerging high-bandwidth vehicle sensors. In synergy with Cognata’s simulation platform, enables flexible and truly immersive HIL, with system performance typically expected at a much higher price point”, says Davor Kovacec, Xylon’s CEO and Founder.
Technologies such as advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous driving, and collision avoidance systems are being adopted in automobiles to improve safety and ride comfort. HIL testing is done for ECUs, algorithms, and software used in autonomous technology. Camera, RADAR, LiDAR, and other sensors are also tested to validate the sensor data using hardware in the loop test benches. The hardware in the loop market is projected to grow from USD 817 million in 2022 to USD 1,291 million by 2027, at a CAGR of 9.6%.
The major factors driving the growth of the market include technological advancements in electric and autonomous vehicles, faster product development with early stages of testing using hardware in the loop, and growing demand in developing countries.*
Cognata provides cutting-edge autonomous driving technologies with its end-to-end solutions for autonomous platforms. Other than an advanced engine creating a photorealistic simulation platform, Cognata offers the know-how of the market offerings, product integration, and a comprehensive V&V walkthrough, end-to-end. Working with some of the largest autonomous vehicle makers tier 1’s in the world, Cognata accelerates the autonomous and ADAS engineering capabilities, and brings the unique power and expertise of artificial intelligence and computer vision, taking off years of the development process.
For further information, visit https://www.cognata.com
Xylon is a high-tech electronics company focused on the design and customization of flexible automotive data logging solutions, intellectual property, and design services based on programmable FPGA and SoC devices. The company was founded in 1995 and has since then become an expert on native automotive interfaces, simulation environments, direct HIL injections using synthetic and real data, etc.
For further information, visit https://xylon-lab.com/