MORAI, dSPACE Co-develop Validation Simulator

  • December 14, 2021
  • William Payne

South Korean autonomous vehicle simulation specialist MORAI has signed an MOU with the Korean subsidiary of German autonomous driving solutions provider dSPACE to work together in developing co-simulation solutions.

In addition to developing simulation technologies, MORAI also builds interfaces to connect with different simulation platforms. The new partnership will see MORAI collaborate with dSPACE in developing co-simulation solutions that will create a toolchain that draws from the strengths of both companies.

MORAI develops autonomous driving core engines which it distributes to some 100 clients, chief among them Hyundai Mobis, Naver Labs, and Samsung Engineering. The company also has created technology for the automated generation of digital twins using HD map data, which allows for the building of large simulation environments. With financial backing by some of Korea’s largest companies, such as Naver, Hyundai Motor Company, Kakao Ventures, and Atinum Investment, MORAI successfully completed a series A funding round earlier this year. dSPACE is a provider of simulation and validation solutions for developing networked, autonomous, and electrically-powered vehicles. The company is is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany and serves customers through regional dSPACE companies in the USA, the UK, France, Japan, China, Croatia, and South Korea.

MORAI CEO Jiwon Jung stated, “Co-simulation can create powerful simulation platforms that integrate the strengths of different solutions. Advances in autonomous driving technology are accelerating, and we are working to match this pace of development so we can contribute to safely commercialising autonomous driving technology.”