SystemX launches its first research project in Singapore for a period of 48 months in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities.

The ASV project focuses on the development of a digital simulation platform for testing and validating the operational safety of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in urban and peri-urban areas. It brings together the expertise of Renault, SNCF, Systra and OKTAL-AVSimulation and is one of the strategic axes of the CETRAN test centre* (Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of AVs at NTU) that was launched in January 2017 at NTU Singapore. Under the leadership of NTU researchers, the centre provides a controlled environment for the testing of AVs, including developing international test standards and certification for such vehicles.

Singapore is an island of 720km2, with a population of 8,000 inhabitants / km2 and a very dense road network. Following the development of megacities and the aging of the population, the authority in charge of the management of the road infrastructure (the LTA – Land Transport Authority) launched in 2014 the strategic plan “Smart Mobility 2030” to:

  • Facilitate transportation planning and management by implementing smart mobility solutions, innovative and sustainable, leveraging on Big Data analytics.
  • Ensure interoperability of systems and the establishment of public and private partnerships through the development and adoption of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems).

It is in this context that IRT SystemX, which opened in September 2017 a first international representative office in Singapore, contributes its expertise in the field of digital systems simulation. The objective is to complete the physical tests carried out on the CETRAN circuit for the validation of the safety of autonomous vehicles of level 4 by numerical tests. These will make it possible to study different situations and operational contexts (traffic, weather, etc.).

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