Joint research project develops car2x modelling environment

January 18, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
A group embracing Volkswagen, the University Duisburg-Essen, automotive design tool vendor dSpace GmbH and RF engineering company IMST has launched a research project aiming at the development of an integrated design environment for car2x systems.

The project managed by dSpace aims at developing a software environment that enables the validation of driver assistance applications based on car2x schemes. One of the goals is to enable virtual but realistic car2x scenarios for hardware-in-the-loop simulations of test drives. The focus of the project is the development of appropriate data models of vehicles, environments and RF channel behaviors for real-time simulations as well as automatic generation of test scenarios. By means of this simulation and test environment, car designers can create more detailed tests and increase the degree of maturity of driver assistance systems. In addition, it will boost the productivity of design and verification processes.

The methods and tools implemented within the scope of the project will enable car designers to efficiently develop and verify complex car2x systems. This in turn will facilitate and speed the roll-out of such systems in serial production. Experts believe that the car2x technology has a high potential to improve traffic safety.

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