AEye and Ansys in sensor collaboration

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AEye is incorporating Ansys’s simulation solutions into the design of its Intelligent Detection and Ranging (iDAR) platform. The company says this will enable customers to reduce physical prototyping by providing them with the capability to simulate an exponential amount of driving situations across millions of miles, in just days.

AEye’s automotive-grade iDAR combines deterministic and AI-driven perception functionality, delivering detection and classification at high speed and far range – beyond the capabilities of conventional lidar and camera sensors.

AEye is implementing Ansys’s Speos and Ansys VRXperience technology, a driving simulation tool with physics-based sensor models, into the design of its iDAR platform.

Luis Dussan, co-founder and CEO at AEye, said, “Addressing use cases systematically will eventually allow AEye and its OEM and Tier 1 customers to drive more intelligence from the edge and achieve higher autonomous capabilities, a concept we refer to as autonomy on-demand. By collaborating with Ansys, we are helping to accelerate customer and partner innovation – bringing safer, more reliable autonomous features to the market.”

Eric Bantegnie, vice president and general manager, systems business unit at Ansys, added, “iDAR will substantially advance autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems’ reliability, enabling improved autonomous perception and, in turn, safer roads.

“Ansys helps automotive manufacturers test scenarios that are nearly impossible to physically test, fully validating iDAR’s performance. As OEMs and Tier 1 manufactures adopt iDAR, our simulation solutions will reduce development time and optimize implementation.”

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