New RT Range S—small box, big capability

Product News

April 3, 2014

RT-Range-SThe new RT‑Range ‘S’ from OxTS is a direct replacement for our existing RT‑Range multi-vehicle tracking system—but in a housing that is nearly 90% smaller than previous models. However, despite the huge reduction in size and weight the new RT‑Range S retains every feature that has made previous RT‑Range models a globally recognised tool in the test and validation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Measuring just 234 × 76 × 120 mm and offering up to 2 cm position accuracy as well as a comprehensive inertial picture of each vehicle in the test at up to 250 Hz, the RT‑Range S is a complete solution for testing lane departure warning (LDW), forward collision (FCW) and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems among others. In defined tests such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) FCW test, the RT‑Range S also provides reliable vehicle-to-vehicle communication out to 1 km when connected to the new RT‑XLAN.

As the housing used by the new RT‑Range S is common to our RT2000 models, it means the RT‑Range S is more robust and offers excellent corrosion resistance. It can also be easily mounted on our RT‑Strut vehicle mounting system—saving time during installation and preventing accidental damage during dynamic tests as the unit can’t be thrown around the vehicle. Apart from the size reduction, the biggest difference between the RT‑Range S and the old model are the connectors used internally and externally. While providing identical functionality, the new external connectors have been chosen because they offer improved reliability and robustness, which is very important to customers when conducting field tests.

Existing RT‑Range customers will be pleased to know the RT‑Range S is functionally identical to previous RT‑Range models, so it can be seamlessly integrated into an existing network—the Hunter will detect an RT‑Range S Target in the same way as an existing RT‑Range Target.

For more details on why the RT‑Range S is such a powerful tool for ADAS test and validation, please see our website or contact your regional OxTS representative. Alternatively you can contact OxTS directly.