Full list of RT-Range software changes

Software Releases

December 20, 2012

This has been a large RT-Range software release with a lot of new powerful features. Here is a list of the changes that we have made. The RT-Range manual has more details on how to use these features.

Feature point technology for traffic sign recognition

Real-time testing of vision based ADAS sensors, capable of recognising road signs or traffic signals, just got a lot easier thanks to the Feature Point technology. The new technology introduced in the RT-Range not only provides two-centimetre accuracy, but is clever enough to check if objects around it fall within an ADAS sensor’s scope. As soon as any Feature Point enters the sensor’s defined range (field of view), it instantly appears on the Real-Time Display software. This removes the need for engineers to perform additional calculations to determine if and when vision based sensors could see road signs and signals.

The field of view for the test sensor is defined in the RT-Range prior to the start of the test. It’s expressed in terms of maximum and minimum sensing distance, as well as an angle to define the width of view. The field of view can also be rotated around the vehicle’s z-axis, to look to either side or behind it. When the field of view is defined, a file containing the location of up to 65,000 Feature Points is also loaded into the RT-Range. The RT-Range then reacts dynamically to Feature Points as they enter the field of view, and treats them like conventional Fixed Points until they leave it. Read more…

RT-Range now represents fixed points as polygons

The RT-Range can now represent Fixed Points as polygons which means the RT-Range Hunter vehicle can now “see” the real shape of stationary targets such as parked cars and other stationary objects. Read more…

Multiple windows show RT-Range measurements

The RT-Range has just become even more user-friendly with the introdution of multiple windows in the RT-Range Real-time Display. The user can now choose to have multiple windows each showing different measurements. The user can specify which measurements from the RT, the RT-Range Hunter or Target system should be displayed in each individual window. With this new feature, it is now easier than ever to see all the measurements from your test vehicles at once. Read more…

Multiple line files support

It is now possible to drag & drop multiple line files into the Map Configuration Wizard. RT-Range users can now select multiple line files and add them to the Map Creation Wizard by selecting the line files from Windows Explorer and drag and drop them onto the map. This is another useful feature of the RT-Range and saves our customers valuable time on the test track. Read more…

Auto notification checkbox added

There is now an “Auto notification” checkbox in the window displaying the IP addresses of all RT and RT-Range systems on the network. The “Auto notification” checkbox is ticked by default when starting the RT-Range real-time display. The window showing a list of the RT-Range and RT systems currently found on the network will pop up every time a new RT or RT-Range IP address is found and not already in the list. When the user un-ticks the checkbox, this window will not keep popping up but can still be accessed by double-clicking the Connection icon (shown as a plug) at the bottom right corner of the real-time display.

New CAN output features

The CAN output can be configured to output the feature point information (ID, type, position and heading), and the fixed point heading. Also the CAN Target Time message(s) output by the RT-Range Hunter can be configured to be with reference to either GPS time or UTC time.