Newsletter – RT software release April 2013

Newsletters, Software Releases

April 15, 2013

We have made significant improvements to the RT software and added many useful features. A new software update is now available which will include the following improvements:

 

180_180_CANinputCAN acquisition added to the RT 

The latest version of RT Software Suite now gives users the opportunity to log up to 48 signals from a third-party CAN bus directly into an RT. It means important information—like when a vehicle alerts the driver to a potential collision, steering torque or steering angle (where available), can now be viewed in real-time along with inertial navigation measurements. It also reduces the time, cost and complexity of installation because the RT represents a true one-box solution for automotive engineers. Read more…

 

180_180_gxixImproved accuracy in urban environments

The latest software release from OxTS sees the launch of gx/ix processing, an exciting new technology that makes it possible to achieve better accuracy in urban environments and increases the accuracy of the RT2500 and RT2502 by up to 40 per cent. With gx/ix processing we have made a major breakthrough in the way raw GPS data is processed and blended with inertial data. This technology significantly increases the overall accuracy of systems like the RT2500 and creates a low-cost, high-accuracy solution for our customers. Read more…

 

180_180_PostProcessRT Post-process now supports gx/ix processing RINEX and RTCMv3 base station 

OxTS has updated RT Post-Process as part of the latest software release, meaning RINEX and RTCMv3 formatted base station data can now be applied in the new gx/ix mode. This update is particularly important for RT2500 and RT2502 users, as it is especially beneficial on these units. By applying differential correction data through the gx/ix processing algorithm, an RT2500 can now be post-processed to 90 cm CEP. Read more…

 

180_180_AllChangesList of all RT software improvements

Everyone in our R&D department has worked hard over the last few months to improve the RT Software Suite and to add useful, new features for our customers. We have added CAN input to our RT inertial and GPS systems, we have developed a complex gx/ix processing algorithm which improves data in poor GPS conditions, and much more. The main changes are summarised here in our RT software release newsletter. If you would like to read the full list of software changes on our website, please click here…

 

180_180_JSAE2013Exhibitions and events 2013

OxTS will exhibit its range of GPS-aided inertial navigation systems at some of the major exhibitions in 2013. Take this chance to speak to your local representatives and see our latest product developments! See our popular RT systems for automotive testing as well as the RT-Range – the leading solution for ADAS testing.  Come and visit our stand to learn more about the advantages of our Inertial and GPS navigation systems. See a list of our exhibitions…

 

180_180_RT_StrutRT-Strut quick mounting pole improved

OxTS customers can mount their RT system securely in any vehicle with the RT-Strut mounting pole. Now, we have made the popular RT-Strut even better:  The quick mounting pole is now shipped with new captive screws for the mounting brackets which makes it even easier and quicker to mount your RT in to a car. We also ship RT-Struts with a free, custom made bag which fits the RT-Strut perfectly and makes it easy to carry and store your RT-Strut after use. The bag has useful pockets to store away the mounting brackets, screws and any other tools you need on the test track. Read more…

 

180_180_ABDWinterTestingPath following on snow
ABD participated in a recent project to evaluate the use of steering robots for winter testing, with particular focus on path following on low-friction surfaces. An SR30 steering robot from ABD was used in combination with an OxTS RT3002 Inertial and GPS navigation system to perform a variety of manoeuvres on snow and ice, using a range of different winter tyres. Path-following performance was excellent and allowed repeatable high-speeds tests such as slaloms and laps of a handling circuit. Watch the YouTube video…