Autonomous driving is the newest hype in the automotive sector. It's getting even more interesting when these cars are interacting with each other, e.g. to reduce or even avoid traffic jams by adjusting their speed.
However, developing and testing such systems is costly, difficult and dangerous. To overcome these problems, we present a hybrid simulator in which multiple virtual cars can interact with each other and with real cars in the same environment, in real-time. By making efficient use of different AI-techniques, these virtual cars behave in exact the same way as a real car does.
With this simulator, we are able to safely test these advanced systems in a cost-effective way, paving the road to a fully autonomous driving experience.