New solution for development of vehicle-to-X applications

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dSPACE has launched its new vehicle-to-X (V2X) test solution. Through a dedicated blockset directly within the Simulink environment, this solution gives users easy access to V2X WLAN ad-hoc communication according to IEEE 802.11p.

Moreover, it enables the graphical analysis of V2X-relevant data in dSPACE ControlDesk Next Generation. These powerful capabilities will help engineers reduce their workload so they can focus entirely on developing and testing V2X (vehicle-to-infrastructure) applications without having to implement specific communication protocols and software layers.

The new V2X blockset for Simulink is a central component of the V2X solution, which provides easy access to V2X communication during model-in-the-loop simulation and rapid control prototyping as well as software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop simulation. In only a few steps, engineers can connect their applications directly to the appropriate communication blocks via signal vectors to access all or previously selected V2X message contents.

Protocols and software layers that enable communication with other V2X participants according to the European V2X standard are already included in the solution. These layers comprise functionality for encoding and decoding V2X messages, and also the Ethernet (UDP/IP) communication interface to a V2X hardware adapter, such as the MK5-OBU onboard unit from Cohda Wireless. The direct access to V2X signals within the Simulink model simplifies the data manipulation necessary for robustness tests.

December 17, 2015

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