Mixed-reality Automotive Testing with SENSORIS

Authors

  • Balázs Varga
    Affiliation

    Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Stoczek street 2, Hungary

  • Mátyás Szalai
    Affiliation

    Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Stoczek street 2, Hungary

  • Árpád Fehér
    Affiliation

    Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Stoczek street 2, Hungary

  • Szilárd Aradi
    Affiliation

    Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Stoczek street 2, Hungary

  • Tamás Tettamanti
    Affiliation

    Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Stoczek street 2, Hungary

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.15851

Abstract

Highly automated and autonomous vehicles become more and more widespread changing the classical way of testing and validation. Traditionally, the automotive industry has pursued testing rather in real-world or in pure virtual simulation environments. As a new possibility, mixed-reality testing has also appeared enabling an efficient combination of real and simulated elements of testing. Furthermore, vehicles from different OEMs will have a common interface to communicate with a test system. The paper presents a mixed-reality test framework for visualizing perception sensor feeds real-time in the Unity 3D game engine. Thereby, the digital twin of the tested vehicle and its environment are realized in the simulation. The communication between the sensors of the tested vehicle and the central computer running the test is realized via the standard SENSORIS interface. The paper outlines the hardware and software requirements towards such a system in detail. To show the viability of the system a vehicle in the loop test has been carried out.

Keywords:

test environment, mixed reality, autonomous vehicles, SENSORIS, V2X

Published Online

2020-08-03

How to Cite

Varga, B., Szalai, M., Fehér, Árpád, Aradi, S., Tettamanti, T. (2020) “Mixed-reality Automotive Testing with SENSORIS”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 48(4), pp. 357–362. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.15851

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