NI and Konrad Technologies Sign Strategic Agreement to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Test

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

January 21, 2021


NI and Konrad Technologies Sign Strategic Agreement to Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Test

NI and Konrad Technologies (KT) announced they have entered into a strategic agreement to develop test systems and solutions for autonomous driving software and hardware validation.

Together, the NI and KT plan to deliver new technologies to help automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs leverage real-world road data and simulation.

AD requires a mix of technologies such as machine learning, LiDAR, and imaging radar to come to life. It involves a process that enables test systems to adapt in tandem to validate the embedded software required to operate autonomous vehicles (AVs) safely in real-world scenarios. By combining NI’s software-connected test solutions with KT’s system integration and solution delivery for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) test, the two companies expect to streamline validation to accelerate the shift to self-driving cars. While the plan is that the test solutions will scale across fleet management, data utilization, and sensor test, initial solutions will focus on high bandwidth data recording and hardware-in-the-loop test systems for testing ADAS and AD software algorithms.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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