ADAS testing in a night-time environment simulation tunnel

Company News, Product News

April 26, 2019

There is a growing need for vehicle manufacturers to develop sophisticated ADAS and autonomous driving functions in controlled environments. Euro NCAP test protocols now include the testing of forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking systems for pedestrian avoidance in darkness.

Our customers expect to be able to test vehicles in all environments (including in simulated night-time conditions), so back in March 2019 we took the opportunity to test our world-leading RT3000 navigation system in Moshon Data’s new night-time environment simulation tunnel. Let’s see how we did…

Moshon Data have the world’s longest night-time environment simulation tunnel, and it’s designed to block external light and allow ADAS testing in controlled lighting and weather conditions. It’s used by test engineers as an alternative to a permanent structure for night-time testing, ideal for fixed-term projects or demonstrations.

The results

During testing, our RT3000 worked as well in the tunnel as we would expect outdoors, achieving 1cm positional accuracy outside and inside the tunnel during a series of AEB tests.  RTK position mode was achieved with no interruptions – an RT-Base was used to transmit these corrections in real-time to the RT3000.

Inside the tunnel, a test was setup for AEB VRU detection according to the latest Euro NCAP protocol.  The traces of the RT3000 on two seprate days can be seen below. The shape of the tunnel can clearly be discerned and the RT3000 with no jumps in position.

RT3000 position trace during two days of night-time environment testing inside the Moshon Data tunnel. 

 

This performance was achieved with a standard RT3000 INS with no modifications. We’re pleased to be able to work closely with our partners at Moshon Data to provide this solution and ensure this high level of confidence in the data to our customers.

If you’re interested in learning more about this test work, then contact OxTS at sales@oxts.com for more information.