Over 200 engineers from 130 different companies download specification enabling the ‘measurable safety’ of autonomous vehicles
Foretellix, Israel-based start-up focussed on enabling measurable safety of autonomous vehicles, announced today that 200 engineers have downloaded its recently-opened Measurable Scenario Description Language (M-SDL). These 200 downloads have been made by engineers from 130 companies and universities. The Foretellix M-SDL is claimed to be the first open language that addresses multiple shortcomings of the current formats, languages, methods and metrics used to verify and validate ADAS and autonomous vehicles. It is also said to be able to address the industry mandate for ‘measurable safety,’ the company noted.
The company said that tool vendors, suppliers and developers enable numerous benefits by opening and contributing to the M-SDL. Users will be able to utilise a common, human readable, high level language to simplify the capture, reuse and sharing of scenarios. It will also allow them to easily specify any mix of scenarios and operating conditions to identify previously unknown hazardous edge cases. Another advantage is the ability to monitor and measure the coverage of the autonomous functionality critical to prove autonomous vehicles’ safety, independent of tests and testing platforms.
Foretellix said version 0.9 of the M-SDL specification was recently made available for registration, download and feedback from engineers evaluating and using the language. In the first month of industry availability, the number of downloads has reached 200, including engineers representing 130 companies, regulatory bodies, universities, and research institutes. This includes 20 OEMs, Tier Is and large dedicated autonomous vehicle developers, the company added.
Ziv Binyamin, CEO, Foretellix, said the company is extremely pleased with the huge interest in M-SDL by a wide range of stakeholders in the ADAS and autonomous vehicle ecosystem. Foretellix will continue to improve M-SDL by working closely with customers, standards bodies such as ASAM and regulatory agencies, he added.
Version 0.9 of the M-SDL specification, an overview of M-SDL, and M-SDL Partner Program application is now available on foretellix.com/open-language