Configurable CAN for RT-Range
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.