Following the success of the configurable CAN bus in the RT3000, we have introduced the same feature to the RT-Range. Other features introduced include new graphics to clarify the user interface and a technique to synchronise the RT3000 local co-ordinates to the RT-Range local co-ordinates.
The RT-Range makes real-time measurements of lane position and of vehicle-to-vehicle range and direction. These measurements are used to test, develop and evaluate lane departure warning systems, accident avoidance systems, advanced cruise control and the sensors that make measurements for these systems.
The CAN bus on prototype vehicles where these intelligent sensors are evaluated usually have very busy and heavily loaded CAN buses. By making the messages and identifiers flexible it is easier to connect to an existing CAN bus. When all the measurements are on one CAN bus it is easier to guarantee accurate time alignment.
The new graphic interface makes the buttons clearer and highlights the buttons as the mouse moves over them. In bright sunlight this makes it much easier to identify where the mouse is and what action will be performed when the mouse is clicked.
Another useful feature in the RT-Range software is the ability to easily synchronise the local co-ordinates of the RT3000 and the RT-Range. The RT-Range has its own set of local co-ordinates (XY positions). It can get confusing if you have set up the origin, or zero position, of the RT3000 in a different location to that of the RT-Range. Using the software you can now load the RT3000 local co-ordinates into the RT-Range.