Welcome to dSPACE Learning Bits! Home of our new video podcast series. Here, you can view episodes covering a wide variety of topics related to embedded software development across different industries and applications – data-driven software development for autonomous vehicles, over-the-air radar testing, virtual validation, MIL, SIL and HIL testing, model-based control design, electro-mobility, electric drives, avionics, test benches, data management, and so much more.

Each episode features a personal, up-front interview with a technical expert, and touches upon key technologies, tools and best practices for optimizing embedded software applications.

Episode 18: Defining Boundaries – Communicating with Your ECU’s Software

It is through interfacing that engineers are able to access, configure and modify Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and connect to development and test environments. In this episode, Tim Foerster, dSPACE Product Engineer, Real-Time Test & Development Solutions, presents different solutions for managing the task of ECU interfacing – including options for engineers who don’t have access to the ECU’s source code.


Past Episodes

Real-World vs. Simulation - Testing Camera-Based Functions for AD

To test camera-based functions for autonomous driving, numerous weather and lighting conditions need to be interjected into the test scenario. In this podcast, Gregor Sievers, Manager of Autonomous Driving Systems at dSPACE, explains how this can be done effectively and efficiently by combining real world and simulated sensor camera data.

Pinpointing Vehicle Software Errors – The Sooner the Better

Using virtualized electronic control units and software-in-the-loop testing, you can catch vehicle software errors very early in the development process – even before the hardware sample becomes available. Watch this episode, featuring Joe Cassar, Engineering Group Manager at dSPACE Inc., to learn more about the many benefits this testing method can offer.

Jump Start Your E-Mobility Function Development

Function developers have to meet special requirements to test and validate electric motor controllers. In this Learning Bits podcast, Michael Strugholz, Product Manager of Electromobility & Electric Drives at dSPACE GmbH, takes a look at the unique challenges of e-mobility applications and offers tips for speeding up your function development processes.

Logging Raw Data with Lightning-Fast Speed

In autonomous function development, test drives can be quite expensive. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that the raw sensor data is properly captured, recorded and stored. In this Learning Bits episode, Gregor Sievers, Manager of Autonomous Driving Systems for dSPACE GmbH, offers advice on how to log raw data efficiently and fast.

What is Data Annotation and Why is it Needed?

The raw data that is captured from autonomous driving perception sensors needs to be enriched so that algorithms can be both trained and validated.  Watch this episode, featuring Philip Kessler, Managing Director of understand.ai (a dSPACE company), for an introduction to the important task of data annotation.

Accelerate Your Innovations with dSPACE Prototyping Systems

dSPACE offers a broad portfolio of prototyping systems for both classical and ADAS/AD software development approaches. In this episode, dSPACE Sr. Product Manager Marius Mueller gives a high-level overview on dSPACE prototyping systems and explains how they can be tailored to various applications.

Best Practices for Using Git with TargetLink

In recent years, the Git version control system has gained great popularity – also among TargetLink users.  Watch this episode to learn about the benefits of Git, utilizing Git with model-based development, best practices for using Git with TargetLink, and much more.

Levels of Virtual ECUs

When it comes to testing ECU software, engineers can jump start this activity and make big efficiency gains by utilizing virtual ECUs. In this episode, Barbara Kempkes, Product Manager of Production Software and SIL Simulation, explains what the different levels of virtual ECUs are and how they can be applied.

Tagging vs. Labeling - What’s the Difference?

Tagging, labeling and annotating data for artificial intelligence development. Curious? Watch this episode, featuring Intempora CEO Nicolas Du Lac, to learn how you can achieve the expected output from sensors and algorithms in an efficient and optimized manner.

New Radar Test Benches for Over-the-Air Testing

How can you perform realistic testing of radar-based vehicle functions? In this episode, Dirk Berneck, Senior Manager of Autonomous Driving Systems for dSPACE, talks about using radar test benches for over-the-air (OTA) testing. 

Safety for Automated Vehicles

If you’re an automotive OEM or supplier developing automated vehicles, you need to embrace the SOTIF (ISO/PAS 21448) safety standard. Watch this Learning Bits podcast, featuring Jann-Eve Stavesand, Head of Consulting for dSPACE GmbH, for a high-level overview on what the future of SOTIF means for the automotive industry.

ASM Fuel Cells

In the global movement to develop a zero-emission strategy for mobile propulsion, fuel cell technology is ramping up and becoming an attractive supplement to pure battery-driven systems. In this episode, dSPACE Vehicle Simulation Manager Norbert Meyer presents a solution for testing control units for fuel cell systems.

University of Waterloo – Developing Smart, Fuel-Saving Technology

Students from the University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) are re-engineering a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, introducing hybrid electric vehicle technology. In this podcast episode, Project Manager Asad Bhatti provides highlights on the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge and how his team is meeting requirements for controls development and testing.

Testing Sensors for Autonomous Systems

When is the ideal time to start testing sensors for autonomous systems? And how can you easily convert raw sensor interfaces into final formats? Ben Hager, Team Leader, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Development Engineering and Business Development Group, dSPACE Inc., answers these questions and more.

Challenges in Data Logging for Autonomous Systems

How can you overcome challenges in data logging for autonomous driving development? In this episode, Marius Mueller, Strategic Product Manager of Real-Time Test and Development Solutions, dSPACE GmbH, offers a solution that goes way beyond simple data storage.

Virtual Testing vs. Real-World Testing

Is testing in the virtual world the same as testing in the real environment? Michael Peperhowe, Manager of the Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) Vehicle & Environment Group at dSPACE, explains the differences and the benefits.

Edge Computing

How can edge computing benefit the development process for autonomous vehicles?

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