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Real-Time Simulations

Real-time simulations allow engineers to evaluate design changes and quickly make corresponding decisions. Thousands of simulations can be performed in just a few hours and design-of-Experiments and optimization loops help engineers to make critical decisions in a fraction of the time that was needed even just a few years ago.

Real-time simulations play an important role in providing critical, real-time feedback to engineers and represent the foundation for vehicle and environment models for driving simulators applications. Driving simulators, and the subjective experience they allow, become increasingly important as you progress in the development cycle.

VI-grade driving simulator

Real-Time Models

Real-time models are also the foundation of hardware-in-the-loop analyses where a hardware component (e.g. steering system, damper, brake, camera, radar or entire engine) interacts with the virtual vehicle model that runs on a hard real-time computer.

Functional tests and fault injection analyses can be performed on the real component but in a safe environment and in the absence of a complete physical prototype.

Partnership with VI-grade

Through deep integration between VI-grade’s automotive solutions and our real-time operating system RedHawk Linux, we provide complete automotive solutions for complex real-time applications.

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AutoHawk Powered by Concurrent Real-Time

Concurrent Real-Time’s RedHawk real-time operating system and SIMulation Workbench powers VI-grade’s AutoHawk, a complete hardware-in-the-loop solution for automotive applications. AutoHawk is highly configurable, allowing users to adapt the platform to fully meet their needs across the entire product development cycle. Systems are available in rugged chassis for on-vehicle applications and can be expanded to include even more features, like signal conditioning and fault insertion.

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ADAS & Autonomous Vehicles

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are developed to automate, adapt and enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving. While originally invented to reduce the risk of injuries during a crash, most new vehicles now include many of these systems that are designed to help avoid accidents altogether. In these instances the driver is alerted to potential problems, or collisions are avoided entirely by implementing safeguards and, in some cases, assuming control of the vehicle.

  • How to implement these systems poses a serious challenge to the automotive industry. These include:
  • Complexity and high development costs
  • Compliance with multiple industry guidelines and regulations
  • Influence of environmental factors
  • Effort in testing and validation

Case Studies

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