National Instruments (NI) bestows its 2018 Technical Innovation Award upon the “ADAS iiT Consortium. The prize is awarded to partner companies who employ new NI technologies at an early stage, thereby reflecting their roles as early adopters who promote innovation. The four partner companies in the ADAS iiT Consortium have pooled their expertise to create a unique one-stop solution for simulating and validating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for autonomously operated vehicles.
NI’s Technical Innovation Award has been awarded since 2013. It honors partner companies that, in their role as early adopters, have deployed new NI technologies early on and have thereby particularly distinguished themselves in promoting innovation.
Consortium offers innovative test solution for driver assistance systems
“ADAS iiT – Innovation in Test” is an amalgamation of four NI partner companies (Konrad Technologies GmbH, SET GmbH, S.E.A. Data Technology GmbH und measX GmbH & Co. KG) formed with the goal of making autonomous driving even safer. By cooperating, the partners have pursued a unique strategy to develop test solutions for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in autonomously driven vehicles and in doing so, have pooled their skills and their many years of experience in the areas of sensor and radar simulation (Konrad), Hardware-in-the-Loop (SET), V2X communication, GNSS simulation (S.E.A.) and data management (measX).
“Autonomous driving is one of the most discussed subjects of our day. The development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is moving forward rapidly — but until now, the testing procedures for it were always very expensive”, emphasizes Michael Konrad, Managing Director of Konrad Technologies GmbH. “That is precisely where ADAS iiT comes in, it offers the customer an integrated test solution based on the NI platform under real-life conditions — that is something that is unique in the marketplace.”
Speeding up development programs for autonomous vehicles
ADAS iiT offers virtual test drives to check modern sensors and Sensor Fusion Electronic Control Units (ECU) and delivers turnkey-ready, flexible ADAS end-to-end solutions from a single provider — starting with system architecture and continuing through development, implementation, and validation, all the way to production. Such pooling of skills results in a one-stop offering that portrays real-life test conditions in the laboratory and thus offers the customer great technical, financial and time-related added value.
Frank Heidemann, Managing Director of SET GmbH, puts it this way: “Our innovative approach makes efficient testing of the systems possible in less time and at significantly lower cost. The reliability of the test increases at the same time which helps make it possible to bring autonomous vehicles to the market more safely and quickly than had been expected. That is a big added value for our customers.”
For more info bout the consortium, visit ADAS iiT.