High-performance sensor data processing is essential for automated driving and self-driving vehicles. Developing these kinds of applications requires a dedicated hardware and software environment that can process and merge data from various sensors, such as cameras, radars, lidars, and GNSS receivers, calculate application algorithms, and connect to actuators or HMIs. In addition, sensor and vehicle network data has to be recorded and played back time-synchronously for testing purposes.
To prototype associated algorithms in the vehicle and to process the large data volumes, a compact and robust prototyping unit with high processing power and an intuitive software development environment is required. The MicroAutoBox Embedded SPU in combination with RTMaps is perfectly tailored to this use case.