Siemens and TNO reinforce collaborative innovation agenda on safe automated driving
Siemens Digital Industries Software and TNO will intensify their collaboration on the safe deployment of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV). Both organisations remain strong in their belief in vehicle automation. The automation community has shown strong improvements and harmonisation in the development of automation over the past years. The goal of this partnership is to realise the envisioned benefits of automation even more rapidly.
The financial and technological dynamics of the Automated Driving (AD) industry require a periodic review of the innovation agenda. Over the past decades, Siemens and TNO, have grown to become thought leaders in this industry.
By providing a wide range of software tools and services to the automotive industry, including underlying methodologies and breakthrough concepts, both companies have significantly contributed to driving safety. Over time the focus has shifted from passive to active safety. For the years to come the focus will be on enabling safe vehicle automation.
“Open innovation is key to accelerating our progress in this rapidly evolving domain and staying in line with industry standards. Our collaboration with TNO is essential for developing a robust product portfolio that complies with regulatory standards. We take pride in our efforts to enhance road safety.”
Safety validation is key
Siemens and TNO are fully aligned on the fact that safety validation is the key to successfully deploy vehicle automation. Vehicle manufacturers need to prove that automated vehicles can repeatedly deal with challenging driving scenarios. The combination of data science and model-based system engineering (MBSE) can provide the solution. Qualified software tools based on robust methodology are necessary to perform the interpretation of large amounts of data and virtual validation with ever improving simulation models.
This becomes even more important, due to the fact that automated vehicles are becoming increasingly dependent on digital infrastructures. Siemens and TNO address this added complexity in the Dutch subsidy program DITM (Digital Infrastructure for Future-Proof Mobility). Here the main objective is to design a methodology that supports validation teams throughout the complete DevOps lifecycle.
“For an impact-driven research organisation like TNO, it is crucial to have strong industrial partners. They provide us with guidance on implementation limitations of our concept solutions. And, in the end, they will bring our knowledge to end-users. Siemens has been a wonderful partner and I’m very pleased to reinforce this collaboration.”
Furthermore, Siemens and TNO believe in open innovation. Constructing solid proof for automated vehicle safety cannot be covered by a single organisation. We need federated and interoperable data and software frameworks. This challenge will be addressed together with other research and industry partners in the EU Horizon project Sunrise, aimed at providing guidelines for interoperable scenario databases.
A third topic of collaboration is artificial intelligence (AI). While ADAS and AV systems rely heavily on AI, the validation and safety argumentation remains an unsolved issue. As part of the reinforced collaboration, TNO and Siemens join forces on the topic of Explainable AI in the context of EU Horizon project Aithena, developing a framework for trustworthy AI to allow the design, system integration and efficient assessment of AI-based components.
Martijn StammFunctie:Market Director
Telefoon:+31 88 866 57 34
LinkedIn:Martijn on LinkedIn
Looking for an expert?View all experts
Recap Automotive Week 2023
At this year’s Automotive Week there were over 1500 attendees. 50 industry experts shared their insights and there were more than 30 live demonstrations to show the future of mobility. TNO is one of the partners of the AW2023 held at the Automotive Campus in Helmond from 16-19 April 2023.
Urban strategy: Local digital twins for sustainable mobility and liveable cities
How the Digital Twin Urban Strategy can help tackle urbanisation challenges and meet societal goals at the same time.
TNO pleads for getting innovations to the road quicker
With the current state of innovation, we can move around much smarter, safer, and cleaner. Implementation is often the limiting factor. This threatens to jeopardize both economic and social goals. TNO advocates more focus on implementing innovations, including testing in a realistic, practical environment.
Demo’s Automotive Week: the future of automated logistics
During Automotive Week at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, TNO will be giving three promising presentations that give a practical demonstration of how automated transport solutions can make our logistics more safer, efficient and smarter.
Time setters: Urban Strategy maps bottlenecks in city expansion
In this episode, we talk to time setter Jeroen Borst, Cluster Manager Societal Impact, about how the Urban Strategy tool maps the impact of urban expansion on mobility.