Functions for Autonomous Driving – Faster Development with dSPACE
The topic of highly automated driving is the focus of many automobile manufacturers’ development activities. Requirements such as 360° redundant surround view with numerous heterogeneous sensors, high-precision positioning or car connectivity are also challenging topics for tool suppliers.
The dSPACE response to this is an end-to-end tool chain for autonomous driving from a single source. Unique rapid prototyping solutions of high-performance platforms and a tailored software environment allow for the development of complete multi-sensor applications in the vehicle, from perception and fusion algorithms to real-time controls. The significant increase in testing effort can be managed only by moving the tests forward to software-in-the-loop (SIL) simulation. PC clusters enable a high test throughput by means of greatly parallelizing computer nodes and simulations while at the same time maximizing scalability. For release tests, the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation remains indispensable. One of the greatest challenges for this is integrating real environment sensors such as camera, radar or lidar and the sensor fusion. dSPACE offers a complete range of integration options, from simple restbus simulation and raw data feed to over-the-air stimulation.