Simulation specialists Agility3 and AVSimulation in tech tie-up

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3D application and virtual 3D content specialist Agility3 is working with driving simulator supplier AVSimulation to offer high-level integration of SCANeR Studio technology and Unreal Engine to UK vehicle developers.

AVSimulation’s solutions are used by automotive companies to train autonomous vehicles and ADAS. The company will be able to upgrade the existing 3D environments (or, indeed, develop new environment models) of its clients’ simulators to enhance simulation quality, without them having to upskill to master the technology themselves. Ultimately, the partnership aims to be an enabler for vehicle developers to overcome some of the key technological challenges of vehicle simulation.

Representing realistic lighting conditions in 3D environments, which is crucial for testing AV sensors, is a well-known hurdle faced by the industry. With the excellent lighting simulation capability offered by Unreal Engine, true-to-life lighting effects with SCANeR will now be possible.

Replicating the physical properties and behaviors of surfaces and materials – for example, how shiny and reflective they are – was problematic in earlier 3D systems; the new SCANeR-Unreal Engine integration is said to overcome these limitations.

UK sales area manager at AVSimulation Christophe Hamel commented, “We are delighted that Agility3 has come on board to communicate the benefits of the SCANeR-Unreal Engine integration to its clients and prospects in the UK, and we are confident that it has the necessary technical expertise and product knowledge to serve those customers well in their quest to take their simulators to the next level of realism and effectiveness.”

According to Agility3, the driving simulator market has been experiencing a boom since Covid-19. Business director, David Turner, explains why here.

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