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Israel Integrates Cognata Simulation Software for AV Testing

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March 7, 2022

Cognata has announced the integration of its simulation authoring software into Israel Defense Force’s technology to help further accelerate algorithm safety and readiness. The simulation and testing platform is designed for autonomous vehicles (AV) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to help with vehicle perception training and challenges presented by unfamiliar terrain environments.

Cognata said its AV off-road simulation is designed to test, train and validate perception and control challenges for terrains that do not offer a clear road definition and for paths that offer challenging conditions, such as boulders, side slopes, difficult tractions, and more. The simulation platform can also create multiple use cases with limited visibility by other objects, which bypasses a lengthy AI learning process by creating simulated environments for quick learning. This lets the AI evaluate sensor-generated large-scale situations, complex multi-source data sets and generate automatic analysis, compressing the AI/ML training time to mere months, the company said.

“Cognata is proud to be chosen to work with the Ministry of Defense, supporting and accelerating the IDF development needs,” said Danny Atsmon, CEO of Cognata. “Highly accurate and scalable simulation technology is essential to validate autonomous vehicles in general, and algorithm safety and readiness specifically, within the nearly infinite combinations of real-world scenarios. Cognata’s technology rapidly creates novel visualization and synthetic environment approaches to enable improved AI/ML training that increases reliability, reduces human error in critical mission tasks, and positively impacts trust in human-machine teaming.”

The company’s automotive simulation platform has virtual cars traveling virtual roads in digital twins, from cities to unmarked terrain, in real-world conditions. For more details about Cognata, visit its website here.


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