Virtual Test Drive
Today’s most advanced simulation solutions model comprehensive virtual environments with an included driver model, a detailed vehicle model and highly flexible models for roads and traffic. Such modelling environments provide for complete and realistic test scenarios.
Virtual test drive environments can additionally improve precision and simulation quality by embedding real hardware components.
The essential difference between fully software-based and HIL-supported simulations reflects in the fact that real Electronic Control Units (ECUs) DUT anticipate physical stimuli data, while simultaneously generating responses that are electrically and logically formatted to fully correspond with the requirements of internal busses of an operational vehicle driving along the road.
XYLON QUATTRO and logiRECORDER Automotive HIL Video Logger can be plugged in virtual test drive environments to repeatedly translate all DUT input and output signals between physical and virtual domains, and to convert them as expected by interfaces of the simulation environment.