For the first time in India, National Instruments has showcased Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Vehicle Radar Test System (VRTS) and Camera HiL Test System technologies at the recently held Automotive Testing Expo 2018 in Chennai.
NI’s display has attracted the professional visitors comprising engineers and industry experts working on various autonomous vehicle related projects in India at a large scale.
The solutions showcased by NI have been launched in India recently to help dramatically lower the cost of test and reduce time to market and future proof testers for challenging requirements.
The NI VRTS demonstration highlighted the automated radar measurement and obstacle simulation capabilities for vehicular radar systems. It is based on NI PXI Vector Signal Transceiver along with a Variable Delay Generator and mmWave Radio heads.
Combined with the expertise of NI’s platinum alliance partner Konrad Technologies, this system provides a flexible solution to test vehicle’s hardware and software subsystems, including radar sensors, ADAS subsystems, and embedded software.
A camera is a vital component of ADAS Systems like the camera. While the Radar detect obstacles, a camera is good at detecting specific details identify what these objects really are.
The Camera HiL Test System demonstration by NI at the technology-backed trade fair highlighted how to effectively emulate impairments that can be present in an actual system by using the IPG Automotive’s Carmaker Software and running the models in real-time on an NI PXI Controller.
Another latest release from the technology leader, FieldDAQ devices, which are developed for rugged, distributed and synchronized data acquisition from complex electromechanical systems like vehicles, has also been showcased.
Murali Ravindran, Director, Automotive, Global Business Development, NI presented at the Expo on “The Importance of End to End ADAS test for Connected Cars”. The session captured that vehicles are increasingly relying on more centralized processing architectures and sensor fusion techniques. The implication of this is that sub-systems can no longer be tested entirely independently because they don’t function independently. To fully prove out the safety of future vehicles, their safety systems will require end to end testing to ensure systems interact and function as expected. Today’s ADAS end up in a combination of several sensor fusion.
NI has also displayed technologies like Hardware-In-The-Loop Validation & Electric Motor Controller HiL and Infotainment Test Demo with E-Call Testing Setup at the trade fair.