A car with automated driving and advanced driver assistance systems.


Autonomous vehicle testing

Solutions for testing driver support systems, giving insight into networked interactions with other road users, roadside equipment and online service providers.

Develop and verify ADAS systems

We partner in the development of connected vehicles, automated driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by means of testing, engineering, evaluation and validation – from simulation software, to outdoor testing on closed test tracks and public roads. With our methodology and toolset, our customers can develop and verify systems at a much earlier stage and for much smaller investments. We also help governments and regulatory bodies in the development of legislation for cooperative systems. Once legislation gets established, our services can also be used for homologation of V2X (vehicle-to-everything) systems and components and automated driving.

Verification and validation of autonomous vehicles

Find the right balance between safety, comfort and efficiency for autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Autonomous vehicle testing capabilities

Record a continuous, genuine and uncompressed flow of data from radar, lidar and high-resolution cameras, automotive-standard buses and networks. The ADAS data collection solution is optimized to reliably record every bit, to stream data at high bandwidth, at the lowest latency, and to handle terabytes of data efficiently.

An ADAS data recording system in the rear trunk of a car.

Provide hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and software-in-the-loop (SIL) testing systems with time-synchronous replay of real-world raw data. This helps generate a realistic environment to develop the computer vision and machine learning models required to reliably and safely power autonomous vehicles.

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Enable time-synchronous display of raw data from multiple sensor type (camera, radar, 3D sensors), corresponding vehicle buses or networks to validate multi-sensor ADAS and autonomous drive systems.

A couple of engineers validate a car's multi-sensor ADAS and autonomous drive systems.

The complexity of cooperative and automated vehicles increases exponentially compared to traditional vehicles. An integrated tool suite supporting the full development V-cycle is crucial to enable cost and time-efficient development processes.

We offer a state-of-the-art simulation platform for active safety and connected systems, which enables data fusion between sensors and communication systems. Testing ranges in scale from complete traffic networks down to component-level simulation tools. Hardware-in-the-loop testing is necessary for sensor and communication systems, while a dedicated test environment for rapid, safe and reproducible testing of cooperative and automated vehicles is required to test complete systems. Finally, for validation and performance testing, a test site for urban, interurban and highway environments is available.

Automated vehicles on an outdoor test road

The development, validation and verification of systems that make automated driving possible is a challenging and complex process. Autonomous driving requires a multifaceted development process incorporating a variety of software tools and processes. Based on an extensive audit, we can support your journey through the V-cycle. Our methodology and integrated tool suite allow the setup and design of the entire testing and validation process. This customer-focused approach helps our customers build an organization that can handle the required time-to-market.

Autonomous vehicles on a test track, seen in the side mirror of another car

We developed a test method that combines the vehicle under test and the Simcenter Prescan simulation model to allow mixed-reality testing. The test conditions in this methodology are simulated in a virtual environment in a Simcenter Prescan scenario and directly injected into the vehicle sensor electronic control unit (ECU), creating a vehicle-In-the-loop (ViL) test setup. Our laboratory HiL testing allows for the verification and validation of physical ECU hardware components and communication units.

A visual from the Simcenter Prescan software.

We operate an extensive tool suite for the development, testing and validation of intelligent transport systems (ITS) and cooperative driving technologies. Our A270 in Helmond, The Netherlands is a centrally controlled open test track facility, which is fully equipped for vehicle detection, V2X communication, and centimeter-level global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning. This testbed includes automated valet parking and urban, interurban and highway environments. It has complete 5G and ITS-G5 coverage and is connected to neighboring urban sections and other information sources.

Our test fleet of instrumented vehicles with extendable in-car platforms is equipped with radar, camera, lidar, dedicated short-range communications (DSRC), GPS and 5G. The in-vehicle software toolkit allows rapid creation and testing of application software.

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The future of mobility envisions new automated vehicles and infrastructure, which will enable new forms of communication between vehicles (V2V) and between vehicles and the outside world (V2I). Interoperability between these systems requires new and stricter regulations that can guarantee safety for the road user.

We support the global automotive industry in creating safer and smarter transport systems by playing an important role in the creation of test procedures. As an independent accredited party in the mobility branch, we are also able to execute vehicle as well as infrastructure-type approval tests (smart traffic lights, traffic control systems, etc.).

A few engineers are running infrastructure-type approval tests.

Current test tracks are typically designed for single-vehicle tests such as durability; noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH); and vehicle dynamics tests. They typically lack capabilities for testing automated driving capabilities. With our extensive knowledge of designing and building an A270 connected and automated proving ground, with our knowledge of ADAS testing and simulation, and with the implementation of successful projects such as the American Center for Mobility, we are fully equipped to support you in the development process – from business case to the actual build of your future-ready proving ground.

A visual of a track from the Simcenter software.