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AVL and TNO join forces to accelerate development and validation of selfdriving vehicles

Real-world scenario-based validation helps to realize safe automated driving

Daan de Cloe, TNO, und Helmut List, CEO AVL

One of the biggest hurdles for the launch of self-driving vehicles (and advanced driver assist systems) is validation to ensure that the system does not cause any failures or undesired side effects. Traditional testing approaches require an exponential increase in efforts, therefore new innovative methods and tools are needed. AVL CEO Helmut List: “The recent collaboration between AVL and TNO combines strengths in order to accelerate development and validation of self-driving vehicles, helping to make traffic safer for all participants. AVL develops a scenario-based open validation and verification toolchain which integrates TNO’s StreetWise methodology.”

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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