Simulation using realistic driving scenarios and sensor models is a crucial part of testing automated driving algorithms. Automated Driving Toolbox™ provides two simulation environments in which to test these algorithms. Both environments have their uses, and one environment is not a replacement for the other.
In the cuboid simulation environment, vehicles and other actors in the scenario are represented as simple box shapes. Use this environment to rapidly author scenarios, generate detections using low-fidelity radar and camera sensors, and test controllers and tracking and sensor fusion algorithms in both MATLAB® and Simulink®. To get started authoring a scenario, use the Driving Scenario Designer app.
In the 3D simulation environment, scenarios are rendered using the Unreal Engine® from Epic Games®. Use this environment to visualize scenarios using more realistic graphics; to generate high-fidelity radar, camera, and lidar sensor data; and to test perception-in-the-loop systems. This environment is available in Simulink and runs on Windows® only. To learn more, see 3D Simulation for Automated Driving.