Shifting the Industry’s Focus from ‘Quantity of Miles’ to ‘Quality of Coverage’ to Increase Confidence in AV Safety
Foretellix, a high profile Israeli based start-up automating the verification of autonomous vehicles, announced it will be showcasing its Adaptive Coverage Driven Verification flow at the Autonomous Vehicle Test Symposium in Detroit, Michigan. This new verification approach enables an industry shift in focus from ‘quantity of miles’ to ‘quality of coverage’, dramatically increasing confidence in AV safety.
Foretellix will be demonstrating 1) the creation of coverage driven verification plans, 2) new ways to describe, extend, mix and monitor the coverage of scenarios using an abstract, human readable Scenario Description Language (SDL), 3) the generation of concrete scenarios to fill coverage holes, and 4) use of coverage metrics and analyses to guide the verification process towards a goal of 99% coverage.
In addition, the new mandate for ‘adaptive coverage’ will be discussed and demonstrated. Adaptive coverage is driven by the need to pursue a goal of 99% coverage of seemingly endless combinations of roadway situations, objects, conditions, rules and/or operational faults. This requires rapid adaptations of the verification environment and associated coverage model, mapping thousands of abstract scenarios automatically to hundreds of millions of concrete scenarios, and execution of these scenarios across simulation, X-in-the-Loop platforms, and real world test driving.
Fortellix addresses the very large ‘GigaScale’ challenge of verifying autonomous vehicles, consisting of millions to billions of scenarios that must be generated, monitored and measured. Foretellix is enabling the industry to evolve from a focus on ‘quantity of miles’ to ‘quality of coverage’, with a unique Adaptive Coverage Driven Verification approach. Foretellix founders have spent decades developing advanced verification solutions. They have a proven track record, creating a successful public company with solutions deployed in the most of the world’s leading semiconductor companies.