Ansys and Innoviz Technologies Enable Autonomous Driving Revolution with Next Generation LiDAR Design | News


PITTSBURGH, January 4, 2022 / PRNewswire / –

/ Highlights

  • Ansys’ product portfolio offers a comprehensive set of solutions for the development of a complex microelectric and mechanical LiDAR system
  • Ansys tools helped Innoviz Technologies reduce product development by two full design cycles over a year and a half, dramatically reducing costs

Innoviz Technologies uses simulation solutions from Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) to successfully pilot the technology behind its unique automotive-grade LiDAR sensor and empower its customers, while reducing development time and costs. Ansys enables Innoviz Technologies to meet its customers’ goals for sustainability, reliability and affordability in a LiDAR design that seamlessly integrates into Level 3 through 5 autonomous vehicles.

A study by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the majority of serious crashes are caused by human error, a statistic that prompts the development of self-driving vehicles to improve road safety. Autonomous vehicles depend on the detection capability of various components, including LiDARs, radars, and cameras. LiDAR provides the high-resolution, long-range 3D image perception necessary to safely guide vehicle movement. The challenge for automakers is that the LiDARs available don’t come close to meeting industry standards for performance, size, reliability, and cost perception. The packaging of these very complex optical sensor technologies bound to many systems presents challenges in both their production and operation.

The team’s success depended on simulating and testing various aspects of LiDAR design and optics. Leveraging the power of Ansys’ multiphysics capabilities, Innoviz has leveraged Ansys® Mechanical â„¢, Ansys® Fluent®, Zemax and Ansys® Maxwell® simulation software, working together seamlessly to successfully solve the problem. complexity of the LiDAR system. Through extensive simulations and testing, extreme integration of components into a single chip has been achieved, requiring minimal design iterations and enabling a more compact LiDAR system. This high performance and reliable LiDAR solution meets the necessary automotive performance characteristics and size requirements that manufacturers are looking for at a much lower price.

“We use many types of simulations in the Ansys ecosystem throughout our product design chain,” said Oren Buskila, R&D director and co-founder of Innoviz. “We are leveraging Ansys’ capabilities to perform structural analysis to understand the stresses and temperature variations of our chips. We also use Ansys for dynamic simulation to understand the characteristics of vibration and thermal simulation to see if we can dissipate the amount of energy from the main components. inside, like the laser. Ansys provides excellent simulation software and we value their experience in the automotive space to help us solve our biggest design challenges.

“Our vast simulation and growing multiphysics capabilities support the exploration and discovery of advanced autonomous technologies,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “More complex optical applications such as LiDARs require a higher degree of predictive accuracy in their execution. Our tools interface well, both inside and outside our product portfolio, to help our customers navigate design cycles quickly with confidence. Simulation software is a game-changer in the development of a new generation of more complex LiDAR systems that will accelerate the adoption of autonomous vehicles. “

/ About Ansys

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, fly on an airplane, drive a car, use a computer, touch a mobile device, cross a bridge, or put on wearable tech, chances are you’ve used a product that Ansys

software played a vital role in its creation. Ansys is the world leader in engineering simulation. Through our ubiquitous engineering simulation strategy, we help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by the imagination. Founded in 1970, Ansys is headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States Visit www.ansys.com for more information.

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