Seeking to better understand how humans will interact with self-driving cars, British company Ansible Motion has developed a simulator that provides a safe and repeatable environment to test and validate the driver-assistance and autonomous technologies being fitted to new vehicles almost daily. Ansible says the driver-assistance-systems market is set to grow by US $70 billion within five years, fueled by vehicle manufacturers pushing for increasing levels of autonomy to address emerging legislation [and] the issue of how real people might react “to a car receiving more notifications, or even taking control from the driver. We are able to test what the driver and occupant reactions will be … well in advance of cutting any metal.”

This autonomous-vehicle simulator allows new technology to be tested and validated before being put into actual vehicles. PHOTO: ANSIBLE MOTION

Autonomous-driving simulator “assesses the unexpected”: