SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 20, 2020 — Based on its recent analysis of the global autonomous car and electric vehicle testing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes NI with the 2020 Global Innovation Excellence Frost Radar Award. NI plays a crucial role in testing vehicles at different product development stages, such as design, validation, prototyping, and manufacturing. Its software-connected systems are used extensively to test advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), sensor fusion, and new EV powertrain components to help automotive OEMs get critical autonomous car technologies to market faster.
"At 20.1 percent, NI’s expenditure on R&D is significantly higher than the industrial average," said Rohan Joy Thomas Industry Analyst. "With solutions such as PXI, LabVIEW, TestStand, and VeriStand, NI is a pioneer in the development of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and vehicle-in-the-Loop (VIL) testing methodologies. Its ECU test system and the battery test system increase flexibility and integrate new technologies to help reduce the development time of autonomous cars and EVs."
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