DSPACE and Spirent partner to deliver integrated automotive test solutions

Strategic Partnerships
ATI News Team

The collaboration aims to make real-time positioning scenarios for autonomous driving HIL test systems even more realistic

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Spirent Communications PLC and dSPACE have entered into a technology partnership to make real-time positioning scenarios for autonomous driving hardware-in-the-loop (AD-HIL) test systems even more realistic.

Based on several years of cooperation between dSPACE and Spirent, the latest collaboration offers customers a turnkey solution by extending the leading dSPACE AD-HIL to include the Spirent GSS7000 high-fidelity global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) simulator.

This enables developers of autonomous driving systems to validate vehicle behavior in location-critical scenarios utilizing real satellite signals, with all of the tooling pre-integrated from a single source provider to assure performance and continuity, and help accelerate development, a Business Wire release stated on Jan. 25.  

The press release further added that the increasing levels of driving automation and the associated responsibility for original equipment manufacturers mean that the precision and latency of GNSS-enabled systems are becoming more and more critical, especially for SAE Levels of Driving Automation at or beyond Level 3. In addition to dSPACE’s powerful AD-HIL with radar, camera, lidar and ultrasonic sensor simulation interfaces, the GSS7000 simulator, with high-fidelity radio-frequency signal generation and low latency response, becomes an additional sensor working in parallel for validation of driver assistance algorithms, and a vital element of the digital homologation of the future.

Jamming and spoofing scenarios can be validated as security-relevant functional tests for highly autonomous platforms, while Spirent’s SimHIL software interface ensures performant and reliable communication between each partner’s systems.

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