Erlangen, Germany, October 16, 2019 – Elektrobit (EB), a visionary global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, today launched a cloud-based tool for advanced driver assistance systems End-to-end validation of (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) systems. The new EB Assist Test Lab, available on Microsoft Azure, provides a single solution for distributed teams to more easily manage, Collaborate and ultimately get the latest features into production faster.
Currently, automotive engineering teams are forced to handle the entire validation and verification process using multiple, often incompatible tools. As automotive systems become more complex and data-intensive, the process becomes correspondingly more challenging and complex. Scaling of these complex systems is even more problematic. The process involves people ranging from test drivers, engineers, data specialists, IT professionals, and project managers, often in different locations around the world, making data compilation and management more difficult.
EB Assist Test Lab provides a unique end-to-end approach to validation and verification, resulting in a “one-stop” solution that brings together existing tools on the market, with additional functionality to fill critical gaps. It covers the entire testing cycle from data collection to data analysis, including optimized collaboration processes, integration with third-party tools and services, data processing and management, and more. The combined goals of workflow improvements, efficiency gains, and eventual acceleration of schedules will all be achieved through the new EB product.
“We worked closely with our customers to identify the pain points in the current testing process and build a completely new product to meet the various needs in the validation and verification workflow,” said Martin Schleicher, EVP Business Management at Elektrobit , “In addition, we have identified a network of best-in-class providers in cloud services, simulation technology and AI to provide customers with the ultimate automotive testing solution. We are proud to announce that in our partner Microsoft Supported by the EB Assist Test Lab based on Azure, Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform will bring significant benefits to our customers, including global scalability, unparalleled flexibility, and enterprise-grade security, enabling automotive manufacturing companies to Quickly test and analyze data for faster time-to-market and remove the burden of infrastructure implementation and maintenance.”
Working with cloud partners such as Microsoft and data center providers such as Equinix, the EB Assist Test Lab is infinitely scalable to handle today’s increasingly complex systems with radar, lidar, and high-resolution cameras. Massive Data. Currently, the average amount of data collected per day in a car is hundreds of megabytes per second, and in the next generation of cars, this number is expected to increase to several gigabytes per second.
“Securely collecting and storing data at scale, and making it available anytime, anywhere, is critical to delivering autonomous driving solutions,” said Sanjay Ravi, general manager of the automotive industry at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft is working with Elektrobit to help them meet the growing challenges and Time-consuming testing and validation process, thereby accelerating the development of advanced driving applications.”
According to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, the verification and verification category of work is experiencing rapid growth as automotive software is developed and integrated, and is expected to grow by 10% per year between 2020 and 2030. Given the demands of increasingly complex ADAS and AD systems, verification and verification is expected to account for approximately 29% ($24 billion) of the overall automotive software market by 2030.
EB Assist Test Lab is now available, more details can be found on the official website.