DTNA's Torc Robotics announces strategic driver assist collaboration

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Torc Robotics, an independent subsidiary of Daimler Truck AG, announced Wednesday a multi-year strategic collaboration with Foretellix, the leading provider of safety-driven verification and validation (V&V) solutions for automated driving systems (ADS).

According to Torc, the collaboration delivers to Torc the best-in-class virtual verification and validation solution, capable of testing the millions of driving scenarios required to ensure the safe deployment of Level-4 autonomous trucks.

Torc Robotics is leading Daimler Truck's effort to develop and commercialize Level-4 autonomous trucking solutions. Its commitment to quality and safety has led to its collaboration with Foretellix.

At the center of the joint solution is Foretellix's Safety Driven V&V platform, which the company says allows development, V&V, and safety teams to specify scenarios easily, generates massive scale testing, and analyzes the results. 

"Our technology is designed with safety as the first priority," says Axel Gern, Torc SVP of engineering and managing director of Torc EU. "Our collaboration with Foretellix is in line with Torc's safety mission. It provides Torc with V&V tools to add to our current toolset, based on industry standards, to conduct the massive scale testing and validation we need to ensure the safety of our systems".

"We are very proud to partner with Torc Robotics," adds Ziv Binyamini, CEO and co-founder of Foretellix. "In the past two years, our teams have been working together, sharing knowledge and expertise to create the best-in-class solution to support Torc Robotics' goals. We look forward to continuing our joint mission to deploy safe Level-4 autonomous trucking at scale."

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The Foretellix V&V platform, Foretify, uses the ASAM OpenSCENARIO 2.0 standard to describe the infinite possible driving scenarios and define verification and validation goals, the company says. Using Foretellix's L4 highway trucking V-Suites â€” a V&V package of scenarios, test plans, maps, and KPIs, Torc's development teams can rapidly start their testing program. Foretify uses these scenarios to generate a multitude of test scenarios in virtual simulation optimized to represent real-world conditions and uncover unknown edge cases.

The company adds Foretify continuously measures and analyzes test results and validation completeness and helps development teams uncover bugs earlier in the development cycle. Foretify dramatically reduces development costs, boosts development teams' productivity, and improves time to market while ensuring safety.

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