LG teams up with Unity to help developers deliver autonomous vehicles quicker

LG has announced that it is partnering with Unity Technologies to develop a new piece of software for advanced simulation that will assist developers working on autonomous vehicles. According to the Korean firm, the software will “accelerate system training for safer driverless cars.”

By running the LGSVL Simulator on Unity Simulation, the pursuit of driverless vehicles in ordinary consumer products will be more quickly attained. The solution allows developers to accelerate their training by running different real-world environments at once with accurate sensor models.

Commenting on the news, Seonman Kim, vice president of engineering in LG’s Advanced Platform Lab in Silicon Valley, said:

“Unity’s confidence in the LGSVL Simulator for the development of safe and robust autonomous driving is a clear indicator that this is a win-win partnership from the start. We look forward to exploring with Unity new opportunities to bring our respective technologies to the automotive market.”

With the new system, autonomous vehicles will be able to be tested in a safe environment before it’s deployed onto the streets for further testing. The two companies will demonstrate the new solution at Unity’s Unite 2019 event in Copenhagen on September 26.

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