dSpace and Nordsys develop tests for connected self-driving vehicles 

Working in partnership to accelerate the development of connected self-driving vehicles, dSpace  and Nordsys have announced the V2X (vehicle to everything) interface for waveBEE communication systems. 

Nordsys specialises in the development of systems for vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication and dSpace provides simulation and validation of automated and electrically-powered vehicles. The dSPACE V2X interface for waveBEE communication systems combines simulation for advance driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD) functions with flexible and scalable waveBEE V2X solutions to form a new type of test and validation platform. 

V2X communication makes it possible to connect vehicles with each other and the surrounding infrastructure so that self-driving vehicles can drive attentively and safely. V2X applications require powerful simulation and validation solutions due to the high complexity resulting from the many technologies involved and the numerous application scenarios.  

The V2X Interface for waveBEE combines the technologies of dSpace and Nordsys. It supports the communication standards DSRC and C-V2X for Europe, North America and China, including the associated protocol stacks. It also allows for the testing of a broad range of application scenarios, including robustness and reliability tests. This makes it possible to conduct initial virtual tests of V2X applications on the PC-based simulation platform dSpace VEOS and, later in the development cycle, HIL tests. 

When combined with waveBEE, software offered by dSpace, the V2X can be integrated with real vehicle sensors and GNSS positioning data, making infrastructure simulation and sensor simulation possible.

“Co-operation with dSpace is an important milestone not only for Nordsys, but first and foremost for our shared OEM and Tier-1 customers,” said Manfred Miller, CEO of Nordsys. “The combination of the established dSpace test solutions with the flexible and scalable waveBEE V2X system opens up entirely new possibilities for the development of autonomous vehicles, even beyond Level 3 autonomy,” he enthused.


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