Software tools from dSpace and TASS have been combined to simulate driver assistance applications such as emergency brake assistance, lane keeping assistance, and pre-crash systems.
German-based dSpace provides hardware and software tools for developing and testing sophisticated electronic control systems. Its Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) can now work together with PreScan, a program from TASS, based in The Netherlands, for high-quality sensor and environment simulation.
The tool combination enables developers to optimise the efficiency of intelligent assistance systems at an early stage with highly precise sensor simulation and flexible, reproducible traffic simulation. ASM and PreScan are both designed for the development of driver assistance systems. Developers use the ASM to simulate the dynamic behaviour of vehicles when developing and testing vehicle dynamics. PreScan provides the simulation of vehicle sensors in complex traffic scenarios involving several vehicles and is used for designing driver assistance controls and sensor concepts.
PreScan provides extensive options for defining sensor systems such as cameras, radar and lidar (light detection and ranging) at expert level. For example, sensors from different manufacturers and with different characteristics can be used and their behaviour can be tested in virtual traffic scenarios. The reflection properties of objects such as the radar image of a tanker truck are also supported.