Torc Announces Strategic Collaboration With Foretellix to Help Enable Safe Deployment of Autonomous Trucks

Torc Robotics has formed a multi-year collaboration with Foretellix, a leading provider of verification and validation (V&V) solutions for Automated Driving Systems (ADS). The collaboration provides Torc with a virtual verification & validation platform to scale its software simulation and testing. Foretellix’s solution will help enable Torc’s ongoing initiative to test the millions of driving scenarios required to ensure the safe commercialization of Level 4 autonomous trucks.

Foretellix’s Foretify™ Safety Driven V&V platform enables development teams to easily collaborate with safety and V&V teams to specify scenarios, generate massive scale testing, and analyze the results. The platform uses the ASAM OpenSCENARIO® 2.0 standard to describe the infinite possible driving scenarios and define safety-driven verification and validation goals. Torc’s development teams are using Foretellix’s L4 highway trucking V-Suites – a V&V package of scenarios, test plans, map data and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), for its testing program.

Foretify Manager – Coverage analysis of test results

Foretify uses these scenarios to generate, orchestrate, and execute a multitude of test scenarios in virtual simulation, optimized to represent real-world conditions and uncover unknown edge cases. Foretify continuously measures and analyzes test results and validation completeness and helps development teams uncover bugs earlier in the development cycle. Foretify has been utilized to dramatically reduce development costs, boost development team’s productivity, and improve efficiency in the V&V process while upholding safety requirements.

“Our technology is designed with safety as the first priority,” said Axel Gern, Torc SVP of Engineering, and Managing Director of Torc EU. “Our collaboration with Foretellix is in line with Torc’s safety mission. It provides Torc with V&V tools to add to our current toolset, based on industry standards, to conduct the massive scale testing and validation we need to ensure the safety of our systems”.

“We are very proud to collaborate with Torc Robotics,” said Ziv Binyamini, Foretellix CEO and co-founder. “In the past two years, our teams have been working together, sharing knowledge and expertise to create the best-in-class solution to support Torc Robotics’ goals. We look forward to continuing our joint mission to deploy safe Level 4 autonomous trucking at scale.”

Debugging of test results on the Foretify dashboard