With real-time measurement and centimetre-level positional accuracy, the VBOX testing system captures the data that automotive and sensor manufacturers require to verify the effectiveness of their Park Assist system. At the core of the system is our flagship data logger, the VBOX 3i RTK, which offers high accuracy speed, position and heading data. The VBOX 3i can be connected to an RTK Base Station or NTRIP service for centimetre-level position accuracy.
We offer a complete Park Assist testing solution, which allows you to survey the parking bay first, before using the equipment inside the vehicle to measure distances between the vehicle and the measured parking space. Our dedicated ‘Park Assist’ testing software allows you to test to ISO regulation 204/WG14 ISO 16787, in real-world environments, such as multi-storey and underground car parks.
The VBOX 3i data logger provides high accuracy distance measurement, with centimetre-level positional accuracy.
VBOX systems can be used to verify the accuracy of Parking Assist systems either outdoors or indoors in multi-storey car parks.
VBOX Test Suite installed on a Windows device within the test vehicle offers real-time display of all measured parameters including the closest point of contact to the surveyed parking space.
You can see if your system has passed or failed the test in real-time, by easily configuring your own pass and fail criteria in the software, which can reduce post-processing time.
There is no limit to the number of vehicle measurement points that can be entered. Each point will produce at least 5 range channels; 2 relative to entry points and 3 relative to the bay sides.
Our user-friendly, intuitive data analysis software makes the process of recording and analysing your test data as quick and easy as possible.
A dedicated ‘Park Assist’ plugin is designed to meet ISO regulation 204/WG14 ISO 16787 ‘Assisted Parking Systems (APS) – parking with reference to other parked vehicles’.
The test itself allows the user to validate Park Assist systems by measuring the distances between points on the vehicle and the measured parking bay. Each configured vehicle point will produce 5 range channels; 2 relative to entry points and 3 relative to the bay sides.
The Park Assist plugin offers real-time display of all measured parameters, as well as customisable pass/ fail conditions, so you can instantly see if your vehicle has passed the test. The software is easy to use and you can see an exact replica of the surveyed parking bay on screen, which you will only need to map out and enter once.
A typical Park Assist test setup consists of a VBOX 3i 100 Hz data logger, RTK Base Station and a Survey Trolley to map the parking bay. A dedicated Park Assist Plugin completes the package by making the testing and data analysis as easy as possible.
VBOX systems are suitable for the following test scenarios:
Using RTK correctional from an RTK Base Station or NTRIP solution provides positional accuracy that's better than a centimetre.
You can easily validate the accuracy and effectiveness of your Park Assist system in real-world environments.
Using a VBOX 3i RTK data logger, a Base Station and Survey Trolley, the parking space can be mapped out and plotted to cm-level accuracy, creating an exact resemblance of the space.
If you need to validate the accuracy of your Park Assist system in real world environments, like multi-storey or underground car parks, the VBOX Indoor Positioning System (VIPS) is the reliable alternative to GPS.
Using the latest Ultra-Wideband technology, the VIPS Park Assist solution provides you with RTK levels of accuracy and an update rate of 100 Hz, making it ideal to test many Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and robot controlled applications.
If the vehicle carries the Park Assist operation data on its CAN Bus, you can use a VBOX video logger to simultaneously log and display the data in video alongside that of the GPS data. This gives you an exact comparison between relative vehicle position and onboard strategy data.
Graphical overlay is totally user configurable and can be easily altered to present relevant information according to the tests being conducted.
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 dedicated Park Assist plugin shows you live data from your test vehicle in real-time, showing how close you are to a line or object. The software is easy to use and an outline of your vehicle can be plotted in VBOX Test Suite, so you can see an exact replica of the surveyed parking bay on screen.
If you need to validate the accuracy of your system in real-world environments, like multi-storey or underground car parks, the VBOX Indoor Positioning System is the reliable alternative to GPS. Using the latest Ultra-Wideband technology, it provides you with centimetre accuracy, as well as pitch, roll and yaw data, anywhere.
If you need a complete solution to validate your Park Assist system in real-world situations contact us for more information.
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