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Increasingly tough environmental regulations, higher safety requirements, and the need for "intelligent" mobility are major challenges for the automobile industry. In response, a growing number of active safety and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are being installed. These help boost road safety and make drivers' routine tasks easier.

The dSPACE Tool Chain

How can the cost of developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) be kept at a manageable level – despite rising customer expectations and ever-tougher safety requirements? The solution is to use a well-coordinated tool chain for function development, virtual validation, automatic production code generation and hardware-in-the-loop simulation.


Carmakers are facing a new challenge in the form of tougher assessment criteria at Euro NCAP. To obtain the maximum five-star rating, vehicles need to have active safety systems for accident avoidance. dSPACE provides a test environment for validating these systems.

Practical Examples

Concrete examples from the fields of rapid prototyping and electronic control unit validation with virtual test drives demonstrate the capabilities of the dSPACE tool chain and show how it is used to implement selected applications.


A selection of dSPACE videos on the issues of active safety and driver assistance systems (ADAS).