On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Latest Enhancements for ADAS Sensor Testing and Simulation


Building out advanced driver assistance systems appears to be the realistic pathway to higher levels of vehicle autonomy, placing a fresh emphasis on the fast-moving disciplines of sensor development. As sensor makers and integrators scramble to reduce cost and complexity while simultaneously enhancing performance, a new importance has been placed on testing and simulation to validate design parameters and improve speed to market.

In this 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Automotive Engineering, experts discuss new practices and enablers for all aspects of sensor simulation and testing.

Topics include:

  • How common sensors, such as cameras, radar, and lidars, can be modeled together with the car into the traffic simulation environment to verify ADAS functions including automated braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning
  • How the same sensors can be hardware tested at the sub-system and system level
  • How to integrate third-party sensor models for software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL)
  • How to verify sensor models
  • Why smart triggering and recording are important for AV development
  • How to find the right input for your sensor and ECU validation

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations.


Warren Ahner, CEO of RightHook, VI-grade

Warren Ahner has been at the forefront of technology in the Silicon Valley for two decades. His first entry into the automotive area was founding the Autonomous Vehicle Cybersecurity research team at Ford R&A in Palo Alto. While at Ford, Warren found it difficult to safely conduct cybersecurity tests on autonomous systems without the help of simulation. After examining all current simulation vendors, he found there were no solutions on the market that fit his list of requirements, which led to his founding of RightHook Inc. Acquired by VI-grade in February 2019, RightHook’s mission is to help customers bridge the gap between testing and simulation with ADAS and AV.

Ian McGann, Business Strategy Manager, Siemens

Ian McGann is the Business Strategy Manager of the Simcenter Testing solutions division of Siemens industry software NV and is currently responsible for the Simcenter SCAPTOR ADAS sensor data capture solution and leads the executable digital twin project at Siemens STS. Ian holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and joined LMS International (Siemens) as an application engineer in 2001. During his long time in the company, he has held several roles globally, including Enterprise Sales Executive managing Ford and GM in North America. Ian moved back to Belgium and took on his current role in 2018. He has experience strategically focused on Product Lifecycle Management in the context of IOT and the digital twin and extensive technical experience in automotive, powertrain, aircraft, and manufacturing engineering.

Caius Seiger, Product Manager, Sensor Simulation, Automated Driving & Software Solutions, dSPACE

Caius Seiger is a Product Manager for the field of Sensor Simulation at dSPACE. His goal is to create a solution that is easy to use and produces synthetic sensor data in real time that is as close to reality as possible. For this purpose, he is in contact with partners from industry and research. Caius holds a Master of Computer Science from the University of Paderborn.


Lisa Arrigo, Editor, SAE Media Group

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