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Volkswagen Will Use Virtual Test Drive to Make New Safety Tech

Volkswagen wants to develop more driver assistance systems to make its vehicles even safer. To achieve this, the German automaker will use virtual test drives to develop such assistance technology and integrate it to its production cars faster.

The new driver assistance systems will be developed based from virtually-generated driving and traffic situations. Volkswagen believes that this process will enable its engineers to accelerate the development stage of new driver assistance systems.

The brand also wants to come up with a “rapidly growing number of systems and networked vehicle functions” and test it even without the use of actual test rigs. This will save time and the testing phase will be more efficient.

“We are building on our strong global development team and grasping all the opportunities offered by digitalization. This also includes virtual validation. We are developing this technology for our work as it will make for faster and more efficient development processes,” said Volkswagen Board Member for Development Dr. Frank Welsch.

Volkswagen shared that it is already testing its virtual car park pilot software, which will be equipped to the brand’s I.D. Model family.

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