Virtual testing in simulation is crucial to the safety assurance of highly automated vehicles, however significant challenges remain. Challenges relating to the automation of virtual testing in simulation, test generation and test analysis are described here, and potential routes to solutions proposed. Based on the VeriCAV project, a system architecture for virtual verification of highly automated vehicles is described with a focus on the interfaces between test framework elements. The framework includes elements for test generation and assessment, simulation, realistic actors and the automated driving system being tested.
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