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Please join us on April 16, 2019, for an all-day technical symposium showcasing new developments and solutions for embedded software development and testing. Attendees will learn how to jump start the development and testing of new control software for highly automated vehicles. Technical experts will share tips on how you can build a simulated vehicle, sensors, traffic and the surrounding environment to carry out virtual test drives in real time. New and improved processes for SIL and HIL testing will be presented, and much more.

This event is free of charge, courtesy of dSPACE. We hope to see you there!


Technical presentations and a Q&A will be held on the following topics:

  • How Will Autonomous Driving Transform dSPACE?
  • dSPACE Automotive Radar Test Systems - Over-the-Air Simulation of Echoes for Automotive Radar Sensors
  • dSPACE Prototyping Systems – The Fastest Way to Autonomous Driving
  • RTMaps for Recording, Tagging, Iterating, and Accelerating Perception Development
  • Robust Analytics and Benchmarking of Automated Driving Features
  • Keeping It Real - Simulating the Real World for Autonomous Driving System Validation
  • Sensor Realistic Simulation - Bringing the Environment for Testing
  • Open Standards in Simulation for Testing HAD/AV Systems
  • Validation of Safety - SOTIF & ISO 26262
  • Infusing Reality in ECU Validation: Environment Sensor Interface for HIL Validation
  • Over-the-Air Radar Test Bench for Function Tests and Radar Sensor Evaluation

21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375

The following tool demonstrations will be on display at the Novi Tech Day:

dSPACE Sensor Realistic Simulation (SRS)

To improve and complement existing sensor simulation products, dSPACE is bringing a next generation Sensor Realistic Simulation (SRS) product to the market. SRS addresses requirements for the training of neural networks and enhanced realism for camera models. It establishes technology to achieve highly-realistic visualization for things such as environmental terrain, lighting, haze, flare and glare effects. SRS has the capability to simulate all sensor technologies like camera, radar and LiDAR.

  • ADAS/AD function validation
  • Efficient sensor simulation
  • Physics-based simulation for sensor realism
  • Camera, Radar, LiDAR
  • Standard and customized interfaces

DARTS Radar Sensor Test System

The precise testing of radar sensors and applications is a critical requirement in development, production, quality assurance, and maintenance. The dSPACE Automotive Radar Test Systems (DARTS) enable easy-to-use but very realistic over-the-air tests. This is done by simulating radar echoes of objects in road traffic with programmable distance, speed, and size.

  • Accurate over-the-air simulation of radar echoes in real time
  • Best-in-class range coverage, speed, and size simulation
  • Precise characterization and validation of all types of radar sensors
  • Easy setup of the scalable systems for all ADAS/AD applications
  • The ideal choice for chip testing, R&D, End-of-line, and type approval

LiDAR Test Bench

This demo shows how to validate LiDAR signals early in the processing chain using a dSPACE LiDAR Test Bench. Similiar to a synthetic point cloud, you can inject the amplitude of the photodectors directly into the sensor. The advantage is that this approach includes validation of the sensor‘s point cloud generation algorithm. It can be used in a hardware-in-the-loop, as well as a software-in-the-loop, environment.

dSPACE SensorSim Technology with Environment Sensor Interface Unit

With dSPACE MotionDesk SensorSim Technology, raw sensor data from cameras, radar and LiDAR can be injected and simulated synchronously into an dSPACE HIL system to test sensor ECUs.  The raw sensor data is then emulated into images with the dSPACE Environment Sensor Interface (ESI) Unit. In demo shown, the ESI unit is bundled with an NVIDIA drive (AGX or PX2) self-driving compute platform designed for autonomous driving applications.


With the new dSPACE SCALEXIO AutoBox, available mid-2019, you can perform in-vehicle experiments in harsh conditions. The shock and vibration resistant unit operates over an extended temperature range (0°C ... 55°C / 32°F ... 131°F). The integrated automotive power supply accommodates 12V, 24V, and 48V power levels, including cranking conditions (6V).

This demo features the AutoBox performing rapid control prototyping for an AC motor control application. A dSPACE DS6221 A/D Board is used to provide precise measurements of fast analog signals. A DS6202 Digital I/O Board captures digital signals for measuring parameters, such as position, frequency, and phase, and generates digital signal patterns to control actuators and simulate sensors. Additionally, a dSPACE RapidPro SC Unit provides flexible signal conditioning, allowing you to adapt any type of sensor to the prototyping system.

MicroAutoBox Embedded Sensor Processing Unit (SPU)

The dSPACE MicroAutoBox Embedded SPU (Signal Processing Unit), when used in combination with RTMaps software, is designed to process and merge data from the vehicle network and various sensors, such as cameras, lidars, radars and GNSS receivers. It primarily calculates perception and sensor fusion algorithms and connects, for example, to HMIs.

MicroAutoBox DSU for high-performance data logging / recording

This demo also features RTag, a tablet interface which allows users to monitor sensor streams and add live metadata to recordings in order to annotate driving conditions, special events, etc. Additonally, the dSPACE MicroAutoBox Data Storage Unit (DSU) will be shown. This mass data storage capacity unit is perfect for high-performance data logging/recording.