Software is geared to autonomous vehicle testing

Test engineers can to build and run hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) verification systems, using the latest version of its embedded software, VeriStand 2016.

According to the company, VeriStand and NI’s HIL systems are the most open and customisable platforms available to meet changing demands and future-proof test systems.

It tackles the increasing complexity of embedded software and rising number of testing scenarios required as newer technologies are added to next-generation vehicles , for example advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), automotive radar and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) in embedded control systems. The open and proven technology software and hardware platforms allows NI to add native support for these new technologies to achieve complete software test coverage.

VeriStand combines real-time simulation, data acquisition, communication protocols and control into a common platform for HIL test software. Unlike traditional HIL software that is defined by the vendor and hard to modify, it can be extended and customised to meet customers’ particular test requirements.

The new release allows users to achieve complete test coverage by taking advantage of the full breadth of NI I/O, including RF and camera processing. There are over 30 modeling tool and simulation environments such as The MathWorks, Simulink software and IPG Carmaker to test ECUs for ADAS and autonomous vehicles.

It also enables user interfaces (UI) to be created to interact more efficiently with live tests using the redesigned UI manager.

It is compatible with third-party hardware and software through the industry-standard ASAM XIL API

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