The RT-Range can now represent existing 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. OxTS remains one of the only manufacturers of ADAS validation equipment that allows users to define mobile targets such as cars, bikes and pedestrians as polygon shapes. By extending this capability to Fixed Point targets as well, RT-Range users can view information in real-time that is normally only available after extra calculations have been performed on recorded data—such as the shortest distance between the boundary of objects (not just the distance between a single point on each object).
Another benefit of treating objects as polygons, rather than single points, is visibility. When Fixed Points are defined as polygons, the RT-Range can make real-time calculations for each object based on its location and the position of others. For example, if a pedestrian wearing an RT-Backpack is stood between two Fixed Point polygons (representing parked vehicles), the hunter RT-Range can display real-time information about what percentage of the pedestrian it can see. As either the hunter device or the pedestrian move, the information is constantly updated along with detailed positional information for each one.