Verify the effectiveness of your Blind Spot Detection System
With real-time measurement of parameters from up to four vehicles and cm-level positional accuracy, the VBOX testing system allows manufacturers to easily verify the effectiveness of their Blind Spot Detection system. At the core of the system is RACELOGIC's flagship data logger, the VBOX 3i RTK, connected to an RTK Base Station, an NTRIP Modem or to another VBOX 3i RTK (acting as a moving base).
The VBOX 3i RTK data logger provides high accuracy speed, position and heading data, with centimetre-level positional accuracy.
When using correction messages from a second VBOX 3i RTK (VBOX Moving Base) or an NTRIP correction service instead of a fixed base station you can test and verify active safety systems outside the test track.
VBOX Test Suite installed on a Windows device within the test vehicle offers real-time display of all measured parameters including separation time, long/lat separation and BSD signal output.
The 'Multiple targets' feature of the BSD test equipment is capable of calculating parameters from three target vehicles and the lane at the same time.
When used in conjunction with a VBOX video system, the measured parameters can be graphically overlaid in real-time onto the recorded video, providing a clear visual reference to the performance of the test.
VBOX Test Suite is free to all VBOX users and is available in ten different languages, making it easy to test in real-time or post-process your data.
Our user-friendly, intuitive data analysis software is free to all VBOX users and simplifies the process of testing and validating your ADAS systems, live from the test vehicle.
Blind Spot Detection systems can be tested and validated on the test track using a static DGPS Base Station, or on the open-road, using either an NTRIP solution or Moving Base setup. Depending on your test requirements, you can choose between three VBOX system bundles.
Using RTK correctional data from an RTK Base Station or NTRIP solution provides positional accuracy that's within a cm, on the test track or on open roads.
You can easily validate the accuracy and effectiveness of your Blind Spot Detection system in real-world environments.
A VBOX video logger can be used to combine accurate data with graphically overlaid video from up to four cameras.
Graphical overlay is totally user configurable and can be easily altered to present relevant information according to the tests being conducted.
By substituting the DGPS Base Station with a second VBOX 3i RTK, our Moving Base test setup allows you to test and verify ADAS safety systems on virtually any road. The Moving Base setup allows you to measure with a relative positional accuracy between subject and target vehicle, to within 5 cm, and can maintain RTK lock between VBOX units with up to 600 m of vehicle separation.
Alternatively, if you require cm-level position accuracy, you could use an NTRIP modem, that is connected to the VBOX 3i RTK in both vehicles.
It is now possible to ‘map’ the shape of vehicles using a survey pole, antenna, and VBOX Manager. Up to twenty-four points around the vehicle bodies can be surveyed, and the ‘shape’ of each car can be stored for later use.
As the test is conducted, the distance of the closest contact points between the vehicles is calculated to cm-level accuracy, automatically switching to the nearest contact points as they change with the car’s relative positions.
If you cannot use the vehicles' own CAN system, an AVAD3 audio & visual detector from DTC Solutions can be used alongside VBOX to record when an ADAS system has become active. The AVAD3 is capturing acoustic and optical alerts and signals generated by the vehicle's advanced driver assistance system.
It produces a CAN or digital signal when recognising changes of the shapes and colours of defined icons or when audible signals are identified. The output of the AVAD3 can then be used by the VBOX to log the exact moment the vehicle safety message is displayed to the driver.
Want to save time analysing your data?
Let VBOX Test Suite do it for you. The software can be used to monitor vehicle speed and deviation in real-time from within the test vehicle, whilst providing the driver with an immediate insight into the pass or fail rate of the runs being performed.