Advances in automotive technology are guiding the transitioning from driving assistance functions to enable partial autonomy features. To ensure that fully automated vehicles are ready for the road, testing and validating autonomous driving systems (ADS) is essential. However, it can be very challenging and highly complex to test vehicles on an infinite number of scenarios. Creating relevant minimum and extended edge case scenarios that target specific ADS system features and functions thus becomes a need.

Simulation-based testing offers a highly efficient, cost-effective alternative that allows infinite scenarios to expand the verification and validation scope in a simulated virtual environment. Moreover…


Recently, two research papers from NavInfo Europe’s AI research team have been accepted at the 2021 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) workshops and will be presented virtually next week. The CVPR Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, is recognized as one of the most prestigious annual computer vision events. Every year, it coordinates several workshops that focus on specific topics and conducts in-depth discussions of comprehensive technical, application, and community issues.

The paper titled “Distill on the Go: Online Knowledge Distillation in Self-Supervised Learning” has been accepted by the workshop “Learning from Limited and Imperfect Data…


In recent years, the development of autonomous driving systems (ADS) has been leveraging simulation-based testing as opposed to conventional drive-based testing. Realistic 3D environments, accurate physics modeling, and sophisticated simulators enable developers to challenge their perception and control systems in a virtual setting. One of the many challenges of this approach is the selection and creation of relevant test scenarios to allow a thorough validation and verification of the targeted ADS function.

Overcoming challenges in autonomous vehicle testing

The possibility of errors that can occur in the real world is enormous and ranges from unpredictable environmental conditions to the dynamics…


The China-based technology company NavInfo provides HD maps, high accuracy positioning technology, and automotive-grade semiconductors for infotainment, ADAS, and autonomous driving. Now, the long-term NDS member developed the first NDS.Live implementation based on the next generation of map standards.

“The NDS standard is the benchmark for high-quality map data and navigation services worldwide. NavInfo has been involved as an NDS technology partner from its earliest days. We have evolved into experts and built core competencies in the broad spectrum of NDS, and today NDS plays a central role in how NavInfo builds, updates, and delivers our high-quality SD and HD…

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