MSC Software Corporation has announced that VIRES Virtual Test Drive, the company's complete tool-chain for driving simulation applications in the development of ADAS and automated driving systems, was selected as a finalist for the R&D 100 Award.
This accolade demonstrates MSC's commitment to developing innovative engineering simulation software tools to help the automobile industry achieve its goal to deliver safe Level 5 vehicle autonomy.
This R&D 100 Award recognises the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. The Finalists were selected by an independent panel of more than 70 judges. This year's Finalists represent many of the industry's leading organisations and national laboratories, as well as many newcomers to the R&D 100 Awards.
'The intersection of our 20-year focus on high-performance vehicle simulation and the explosion and challenges in autonomous vehicle testing have culminated in this great recognition,' said Marius Dupuis, managing director of VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH, an MSC Software Company.
'To safely operate fully autonomous vehicles with high confidence, we are not even close. It will take many more miles of real world and simulated testing to achieve the level of safety we must have at the hands of a machine,' said Dominic Gallello, president and CEO of MSC Software. We a very proud of VIRES' contribution to the industry's drive toward autonomy.