Dassault Systèmes and Cognata Announce Strategic Partnership

Goal of partnership is to accelerate the launch of safer autonomous vehicles.

Goal of partnership is to accelerate the launch of safer autonomous vehicles.

Dassault Systèmes and Cognata are partnering to embed Cognata’s Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Suite into Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The partnership will provide a solution for autonomous vehicle makers to define, test and experience autonomous driving throughout the development cycle within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. 

Cognata’s full product simulation solution leverages deep learning to enable autonomous vehicle manufacturers to run thousands of different scenarios based on various geographic locations, traffic patterns and weather conditions.  By incorporating the Cognata simulation suite into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and leveraging CATIA systems engineering roles and applications, the two companies deliver a one-stop-shop environment to engineers for accelerated autonomous vehicle design, engineering, simulation and program management, according to the companies.

“Simulation is key at all stages of cyber systems engineering. Billions of miles must be virtually run before a car can be considered safe.  AI-powered experiences that combines vehicle behavior, sensors and traffic models allow alternative designs to be tested in the concept phase to identify the optimal engineering solution,” says Philippe Laufer, CATIA CEO.  “Integrating Cognata’s accurate and comprehensive offering into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform creates a unique solution to help our customers greatly reduce the time to market of safe autonomous vehicles.”

“The partnership with Dassault Systèmes will hasten the development of autonomous vehicles, by making simulation an integral, seamless component of the engineering process,” says Danny Atsmon, CEO and Founder of Cognata. “The earlier simulation is utilized, the easier it is for engineers to modify each component of the autonomous vehicle and test it through a virtual environment, to see how it works once incorporated in the vehicle and confronted with unexpected edge cases.”

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