By leveraging data, Driving Automation Systems Validation puts more safety and reliability into the development and driving of autonomous vehicles

From Capgemini comes the second series of services for the Intelligent Industry, to support the validation and verification process of advanced driving automation systems. After services focused on Edge and 5G,this new offering supports automotive manufacturers and the automotive industry as a whole to progress efficiently and confidently in the roadmap to autonomous driving. “Autonomous driving is an exciting achievement of the Intelligent Industry, but it is a complex undertaking: achieving acceptable levels of safety and reliability will require substantial verification and validation processes,” said Franck Greverie, Capgemini’s Chief Portfolio Officer and member of the Group Executive Board.

“A single vehicle can generate several hundred petabytes of data through driving, but no one can travel enough kilometers to generate enough data to predict how to behave in any scenario on a public road. Virtual modeling and constant learning are necessary, as is the infrastructure and analytics to process them. The new Driving Automation Systems Validation service offering can help automakers manage all of this data, as well as carry out comprehensive validation and verification, so they can focus their research and development efforts on advancing to higher levels of range.”

Thanks to the integration of Altran, a global player in Engineering and R&D services, Capgemini is at the forefront of the Intelligent Industry thanks to a 360-degree expertise in industrial and digital technologies.

Achieving the levels of safety and reliability needed to enable autonomous driving will require considerable verification and validation, which involves a large number of simulations and road tests, generating data on a rarely encountered scale.

Thanks to the Group’s engineering and IT expertise and resources, Capgemini’s Driving Automation Systems Validation service offering enable OEMs, suppliers and the industry as a whole to put in place the architecture and technology needed to ensure safety and trust in driverless systems, through Testing and Orchestration Strategy; Production of physical and virtual data; Data management; Integration of tools and digital continuity; Hybrid cloud infrastructure; and finally Full verification and validation as-a-Service.

“Self-driving systems, including in Italy, will have a strong impact on the business models of many sectors, from smart cities to the automotive world to insurance, and will transform our own lifestyles,” says Andrea Falleni, CEO of Capgemini in Italy.

“The spread of self-driving vehicles not only depends on technologies and regulations but above all on the data to train, simulate and test self-driving systems. The Italian automotive sector is gradually catching up with the existing gap compared to that of other countries and the ability to enhance data for the validation and verification of self-driving systems will represent a further element of acceleration.”