Sasken Technologies Ltd. recently exhibited at the TU-Automotive Detroit 2017 held on June 7 and 8 at Novi, Michigan, USA. Sasken, who was a Gold Sponsor of the event, showcased its automotive expertise with its automotive accelerator solutions that reduce time-to-market for the connected and autonomous car to 120+ attendees at the booth.
Sasken demonstrated its ADAS Validation Solution which is used to simulate complex drive scenario, generate test video data, along with sensor modelling to test vision-based and sensor fusion algorithms for the autonomous car. This solution enables OEMs to test their ADAS Systems for accuracy & failure points.
Sasken also exhibited its ECU Consolidation solution, which can be used by OEMs to virtualize ECUs thereby reducing cost while ensuring safety. Sasken demonstrated its hypervisor-based consolidator to virtualize infotainment and cluster system and enable it to run on shared-hardware mechanism. Sasken’s solution addresses the key challenges in consolidating the IVI and ICS functions of the cockpit domain to bring cost advantage to customers without compromising on the safety and functionality of the car.
Another solution that Sasken presented was its Smart Mobility Platform which empowers OEMs, dealers, fleet owners, insurance, and car rental companies leverage Sasken’s expertise in OBD-II dongle development, telematics, application development, data analytics, and predictive maintenance. The solution helps improve customer brand loyalty, boost operational efficiencies, and provide better service center efficiencies.
Sasken’s Android IVI offering provides customers with a stable Android-based infotainment platform which can be used to customize and add OEM specific features. This enables OEMs to focus more on getting differentiated Android-based infotainment products to the market faster without worrying about maintenance.
In partnership with Confidex, Sasken also demonstrated NFC-based Dynamic Parts AuthenticationTM (DPATM) solution at the event. The solution helps stakeholders and customers in the automotive industry identify counterfeit products thus boosting sales and profits lost because of unfair competition.
At the event, Mr. Ram Ramaseshan, Senior VP and Head, Automotive and Industrials Business Lines at Sasken delivered a session on Autonomous vehicle validation – Accelerate time-to-market and optimize costs using a simulator based approach. His presentation covered the challenges and risks associated with validation in real environments and in simulation-based approaches for ADAS validation. He also addressed how scenario and sensor simulation based approaches provide an alternative that can reduce cost, risk, and time-to-market significantly.