RT-Range software release – April 2011

Software Releases

April 19, 2011

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


Target vehicles represented as polygons

148_PolygonTargetThe OxTS RT-Range now represents Target vehicles as polygons. The RT-Range computes the closest range from the hunter vehicle to a polygon representation of the target vehicle, automatically swapping points and even interpolating between polygon points. Up to 8 points can be used to represent the polygon. This new feature is especially useful for more advanced tests, like blind spot detection or collision detection at junctions. To read more about this new software feature on your website, click here… »


Hidden target vehicles


Evaluating radar or LIDAR performance for advanced driver assistance systems can be difficult when targets can be hidden behind each other. Using the new polygon targets feature of the RT-Range makes it much easier to analyse sensor data from hidden targets and benchmark performance. For pedestrian avoidance, it is essential to know how quickly the sensors can correctly identify the pedestrian. As a pedestrian steps out from behind a parked car, the RT-Range system can precisely measure when the pedestrian became visible, or even the percentage of the pedestrian that is visible. To read more, click here… »


3D Range calculations

148_3DplaneOxTS is introducing an advanced option to the RT-Range so that the range can be computed in 3D, rather than assuming a flat earth model. As the hunter vehicle pitches, sensors see differences in the forward range. This is more apparent when vehicles move to real-world situations where the road is not flat and uniform. Using the new 3D technique, the roll and pitch of the vehicles are taken into account when the forward and lateral ranges are computed. The roll and pitch are used to compute a new measurement plan (not horizontal). The target is projected in to this tilted measurement plan, mimicking the behaviour of radar and other ADAS sensors. Read More… »



RT-Range ideal for curved lanes

148_CurvedLaneWhen testing vision systems for lane departure warning (LDW) it is important to have a measure of the curvature of the lanes. Using new outputs from the RT-Range the curvature of each line is computed and output over the CAN bus. The output is available in real-time so that it can be captured and compared to real-time sensor data. To read more click here…

Another key measurement for LDW systems is the angle of the vehicle within the lane. The new RT-Range software now computes the relative heading of the line markings compared to the heading of the vehicle. Read More »



Target RT status on CAN bus

148_TargetCANThe RT Inertial+GPS navigation systems output many status messages on the CAN bus. These give information that can confirm that everything is working properly, increasing the confidence that the test results are valid. In the new version of the RT-Range software the status messages are transferred to the RT-Range and can be output on the CAN bus of the RT-Range. To read more about this feature, Read More. »




Summary of all software changes

148_AllSoftwareChangesWe have worked hard over the last few months to improve the RT-Range software and to add useful, new features. This has been a big software release with many important changes to the RT-Range software. Some of these new features have been requested by our customers and leading ADAS engineers world-wide. The main ones are summarised here in our RT-Range software release email newsletter. If you would like to read the full list of all RT-Range software changes on our website, please click here… »




Exhibitions – Summer 2011

148_3ContinentsWe are going to exhibit at various exhibitions for automotive testing and vehicle safety in Europe, Asia and North America this summer. See us at the Automotive Test Expo in Germany (17th – 19th May), at JSAE in Japan (18th – 20th May), at SafetyExpo in Germany (25th – 26th May) or at the 2011 ESV Conference in Washington, DC (13th – 16th June). To see a full list of our exhibitions click here…