The new, completely revised version of dSPACE's MotionDesk visualization tool can be used to develop and test the advanced intelligent mechatronic systems, including driver assistance systems (ADAS), the company says.
Modern driver assistance systems obtain vital data from cameras installed in the vehicle. When hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) tests are run for these camera-based driver assistance systems, the cameras require a realistic visual simulation of the vehicle environment. MotionDesk's new rendering engine provides a more detailed and realistic visualization and can render complex scenes at a steady rate of 60 images per second, the company says. The produce can even simulate varying weather conditions such as rain and snow. Future releases will provide more functionality, such as realistic shadows.
With the new 3D Scene Editor, users can simply choose the objects they need from the new 3D object library surrounding the scene (with browser and keyword search) and position them in the scene. The size, position and rotation of each object can be edited however required. Users can also group objects to make their work more efficient, and integrate their own COLLADA- or VRML2-compliant objects.
All existing MotionDesk projects can run directly with new upgrade, and users can choose between the conventional and the new 3D view.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.