dSPACE is a leading provider of solutions for developing connected, autonomous, and electrically-powered vehicles. The dSPACE portfolio ranges from end-to-end solutions for simulation and validation to engineering, training, and consulting services. With approximately 1,800 employees worldwide, dSPACE is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, and serves customers through its regional dSPACE companies in the USA, the UK, France, Japan, China, and Croatia and distributors throughout the world.
Data is crucial for the development of self-driving vehicles because they use a large number and types of sensors to perceive their environment, generating a wealth of information that has to be evaluated. AI-based solutions from dSPACE ensure that the right data is available in the right quality and quantity. Simulation solutions from dSPACE make development and testing in the virtual domain just as realistic as the real world – and with much more efficiency. dSPACE with its 30+ years of experience enables to bring safe and reliable vehicles, algorithms, and controllers faster to the market.
Automotive, as well as other industries, use dSPACE’s comprehensive, end-to-end solutions to efficiently test the vehicle software and hardware components, ensuring safety and reliability, long before a new model is allowed on the road. That is why all major automotive OEMs and suppliers rely on dSPACE.
dSPACE hardware and software simulation solutions take into account the vehicle, the traffic, environment, and perception sensors such as lidar, radar, and camera. dSPACE offers an end-to-end, seamless solution for data-driven development, from data logging to data enrichment, from measurement data-based scenario generation to sensor simulation and large-scale scenario-based testing in the cloud.
The sensor simulation models provide the behavior of lidar sensors such as Velodyne VLP-16, VLP- 32, and HDL-64 with more to come. These models speak the Velodyne protocol so they can substitute the real sensors in various use cases, including test, development, and visualization without adjustments on the receiver side.
In addition, the Real-time Multisensor Application RTMaps enables users to time-stamp, record, synchronize, and playback data from various sensors and vehicle buses. RTMaps contains ready-to-use components for: