Siemens PLM Software and the Michigan-based American Center for Mobility (ACM) announced a new partnership that brings Siemens’ Simulation and Test solution for Automotive to ACM to support virtual and physical testing and validation of automated and connected vehicles.

Siemens is already part of similar strategic initiatives in Singapore and the Netherlands, once considered to be early adopters of AV technology, applications and solutions and now leaders in the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles and infrastructure in real-world environments. The partnership was formalized on April 25 in the presence of Michigan Governor Snyder, who at the same day signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dutch government on supporting innovation and deployment of connected and automated vehicle technologies.

“The technology enabling connected and autonomous vehicles and the new era of mobility is changing rapidly. It is essential we collaborate on policy, regulations, and standards to make transportation safe and more accessible for all,” Snyder said.

“This partnership between Siemens PLM Software and ACM shows the global nature of the work that needs to be done.” “We are thrilled to partner with Siemens to provide these important virtual technologies which play a critical role in developing an integrated toolchain for testing and validation,” said John Maddox, ACM President and CEO. “This is extremely important to help us enable the development of validation methodologies and regulations for the safe deployment of these technologies on public roads.”

Source: Siemens