Autonomous & Self-Driving Vehicle News: Fortellix, Cognata, Telsa, Volkswagen, & Mapless AI

In autonomous and self-driving vehicle news are Fortellix, Cognata, Telsa, Volkswagen and Mapless AI.

Fortellix Fortifies Cognata with Verifaction & Validation

Foretellix and Cognata announce a joint solution that pairs Cognata’s developers’ simulation engine, Enterprise, with Foretellix’s Foretify™ verification and validation platform. The joint solution helps ensure the safety of ADAS and AV systems, reduces development cost, and improves time to market.

Based on Cognata’s photo-realistic, multi-layered simulation technology and Foretellix’s scenario-based, hyper-scale verification and validation platfrom, the joint solution helps ADAS and AV development teams to perform massive-scale testing of perception and planning throughout the entire development cycle.

“The integration between Cognata’s Enterprise and Foretify™ will enable safe commercial deployment of autonomous solutions in multiple applications including advanced ADAS, L3 highway pilot, L4 hub-to-hub trucking, L4 mining, and more,” said Ziv Binyamini, ECO and co-founder of Foretellix. “Our joint solution provides customers the quality and scale needed to ensure safe commercial deployment of ADAS and automated driving systems”.

“Cognata’s photo-realistic, multi-layered simulation platform is designed to incorporate all factors into its simulation engine to create a full run-time orchestration, from planning to hardware-in-the-loop testing.” Said Danny Atsmon, CEO of Cognata. “Integrating with Foretellix’s verification and validation platform will allow for a full solution for on and off-road systems, and the large-scale verification and validation required to ensure ADAS and AV safe deployment.”

Mapless AI

In Pittsburg, Mapless AI is testing remote operation ridehailing at the  Pittsburgh International Airport.

Tesla FSD Beta & Cheating

Elon Musk announced in a Tweet, “Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta is now available to anyone in North America who requests it from the car screen, assuming you have bought this option.” The option can cost up to $15,000 depending upon when it was purchased.

Those who ordered the Full Self-Driving Tesla Beta package in North America can access it. Previously it was  limited to drivers with a high safety score.

Tesla is now starting to detect Autopilot cheating devices that make the car think hands are still on the steering wheels. The vehicle does not detect hands but torque. Reportedly, new software will detect some kinds of defeat devices that will trigger autopilot disengagement.

VW & Intel Mobileye.

Volkswagen CEO Thomas Schäfer stated that autonomous vehicles will be mainstream by 2030, after was dismantled. VW is now planning to expand its partnership with Intel Mobileye.