The advent of autonomous vehicles is poised to revolutionize our lives – what we do, and even how and why we do it. Governments and corporations are racing to stay ahead of the revolution and safety is a critical challenge in this arena. Significant opportunity exists for those who are first to demonstrate the safety and reliability of driver assistance and autonomous vehicle technology. However, it is estimated that over eight billion miles of driving is required and traditional road testing simply can’t deliver the required results in the time expected by these organizations and consumers. Engineering simulation is the solution. Using simulation, engineers can rapidly test thousands of driving scenarios. They can also optimize the performance of vehicles, sensors and algorithms, accelerating time to market and reducing development costs all while ensuring the safety of the systems they design.