January 16, 2021 By C! Magazine Staff

Swarm testing is yet another step towards realizing safe self-driving vehicles

A lot of manufacturers have been hard at work testing autonomous driving technologies. Yet most of these are done individually. AB Dynamics and the Volkswagen Group, however, want to accelerate the development of such technologies by conducting more comprehensive autonomous vehicle testing using swarm simulation.

The premise behind this type of testing is to see how an autonomous vehicle would react to real world scenarios such as merging with other vehicles in traffic or such vehicles cutting into the autonomous vehicle’s lane.

Apart from trying it out in the real world, the scenarios would help answer the question of how safe such self-driving vehicles really are on the open road or city streets. With this, AB Dynamics hopes to iron out all the kinks and eventually help bring autonomous driving to market—minus the safety concerns that go with it.

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