Konrad Technologies Reveals New Test Solutions for Automotive Industry

by Carrie Anne Eyerly

Building on its engineering expertise and thought leadership position for automotive sensor test, Konrad Technologies to demonstrate new ADAS test solutions at the Automotive Testing Expo and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2019

RADOLFZELL, Germany - May 21, 2019 - Konrad Technologies today announced it will demonstrate multiple new test solutions at the Automotive Testing Expo Europe and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

The Automotive Testing Expo (ATE) Europe is the world’s largest full vehicle and component testing and validation technologies and services show. The Autonomous Vehicle Testing (AVT) Expo is a leading exhibition in Europe for the latest in ADAS and full autonomy technologies for autonomous vehicle development.

 

These are critical years in the automotive industry as higher levels of autonomous driving technology becomes a reality. ATE 2019 is the meeting point for automotive OEMs, suppliers and test solutions providers. This year we are participating in three booths throughout the show and will demonstrate a variety of new test methods for ADAS and Autonomous Driving test solutions including a multi-angle radar test system with thermal chamber, data record and replay capability, LVDS interface support for camera test, and driver in the loop with sensor fusion test. Michael Konrad Chief Executive of Konrad Technologies

Konrad Technologies is the provider of value added, platform based automated test solutions used to solve the world´s most complex engineering challenges.

Multi-Angle Radar Test System with Thermal Chamber

Konrad Technologies engineered a light weight and compact thermal test system for automotive sensor test applications. The system is composed of a custom enclosure that can be integrated into a radar, lidar or camera test chamber to conduct functional and performance test for sensors under controlled temperatures. It enables the sensor signals to function normally due to low signal distortion and absorption by the enclosure.

 

The thermal chamber efficiently insulates temperature from -100°C to + 200°C without storage and ice formation on either the interior or exterior surfaces. Konrad Technologies provides custom test system designs suitable for scaling across the test needs for radiating RF devices with multiple field of views (FOV), power levels and other key parameters. Jochen Frech, Business Development Manager Temperiertes Testen at Konrad Technologies

 

Data Recorder and Replay Solution

The Konrad Technologiesrecord and replay solution records data from vehicle sensors during virtual and real-world drive tests and enables replay of the data in the laboratory for verification, analysis and regression tests. This solution can record data streams from up to 12 sensors simultaneously for radar, camera and lidar sensors with a modular, compact, portable and customizable system architecture.

 

LVDS Support for Camera Test

The Konrad Technologies LVDS (Low-voltage differential signaling) support for camera test solution enables camera manufacturers and OEMs to easily analyze data and evaluate the performance of the sensors using a record, replay and analyze approach. This platform offers up to six channels for simultaneous analysis and up to three channels for simultaneous streaming for MIPI CSI-2 data format with different interface boards for different Serializer Deserializer combinations with a user configurable interface board.

 

Driver in the Loop with Sensor Fusion

Konrad Technologies and VI-grade jointly present Driver in the Loop with Sensor Fusion as a test method for ADAS and Autonomous Driving functions. In this demonstration, the VI-grade Compact Driving Simulator (CDS) sends object data streams to Konrad Technologies Vehicle Radar Test System and Camera Target Simulator systems that stimulate real-live sensors in real-time. The sensor output can then be analyzed in an open loop or sent back to the VI-grade simulation for close loop analysis. This approach can be used for sensor, sub-systems and system level testing of ADAS and AD modules in the lab with driver perception and reaction time as input parameters.

 

ADAS Innovation in Test

ADAS iiT presents a one stop solution for ADAS and autonomous vehicle test by offering modular and scalable test solutions and development expertise for every step in the ADAS development process. ADAS iiT is a consortium of four National Instruments partners and we will demonstrate a full Sensor Fusion Test in the Loop with V2X and Data Management solution for several ADAS functions.

 

Where to find Konrad Technologies at the shows:

ATE - National Instruments - Hall 10 Stand 1324

AVT Expo - ADAS iiT - Hall 6 Stand AV5040

AVT Expo - VI-grade - Hall 6 Stand AV6030

 

 

To schedule a meeting in advance, please submit a request to sales@konrad-technologies.deor sales@adas-iit.com

Learn more about the Automotive Testing Expo and Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo https://www.testing-expo.com/europe/en/

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About Konrad Technologies Worldwide

Konrad Technologies (KT) is a global company and NI Platinum Alliance Partner that offers customized turnkey test solutions in the areas of electronics manufacturing, high-frequency technology, optics and beyond. Since 1993, Konrad Technologies has successfully developed, designed and integrated customer-specific test solutions providing customers with R&D, qualification, and manufacturing of electronic products with tools to fulfill their quality goals, accelerate engineering and development throughput. Customers in a wide range of industries from Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Wireless Communications, Consumer Electronics, Medical, Semiconductor, General Electronic Manufacturing to Industrial Automation use KT’s integrated hardware and software platform-based solutions to improve their performance worldwide. Konrad Technologies is a founding member of ADAS iiT, a consortium that provides a complete test solution for autonomous driving. 

Konrad-Technologies, KT and Konrad GmbH are all representative of Konrad Technologies worldwide. Other products and company names listed are trademarks of their respective companies. For more information about Konrad Technologies Solutions and upcoming events, please visit www.konrad-technologies.com

 

ADAS iiT

ADAS Innovation in Test (ADAS iiT) is an amalgamation of National Instruments partner companies. The ADAS iiT ecosystem presents a one stop solution method for testing with sensor fusion HIL and measurement software in the lab to overcome the challenges of complex test routines required to fully test and deploy autonomous vehicles.

Founded in March 2017, the ADAS iiT group offers a complete test of fully autonomous vehicles in a virtual environment, delivering ADAS turnkey, end-to-end solutions from one single source. www.adas-iit.com

 

 

VI-grade

VI-grade is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system-level simulation. Along with a network of selected partners, VI-grade also provides revolutionary turnkey solutions for static and dynamic driving simulation.

Established in 2005, VI-grade delivers innovative solutions for streamlining the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry, and there mainly in the automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railway sectors. With its office locations in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Japan, China, and the USA and a worldwide channel network of more than 20 trusted partners, VI-grade is a dynamic and growing company with a highly skilled technical team.

Since September 2018, VI-grade has been part of Spectris. Spectris is an FTSE 250 listed global conglomerate with 2017 sales of over $2B and 9,800 employees. The firm conducts business in four major segments - materials analysis, testing & measurement, in-line instrumentation and industrial controls - and serves a broad range of industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to electronics, energy, mining and pharmaceuticals.

For further information about VI-grade, please visit http://www.vi-grade.com.

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