The Road Doesn't End Here

A new way to speed up the validation and approval process of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assited Systems) and AD (Autonomous Driving) - systems


Securing the approval of automated driving functions for market introduction is a complex task due to the sheer number of different scenarios that require validation under a range of environmental parameters. Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving (AD) require the validation and verification of functions such as automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and fully automated driving features such as the highway chauffeur under real conditions.

OEMs have the further task of developing, optimizing, and testing these functions over a wide range of environmental scenarios and vehicle configurations. It has proved that virtual testing methods are more efficient and safer for a lot of use cases than testing on proving ground or on real road.

Beyond pure simulation, cyber-physical test methods play an important role. The AVL DRIVINGCUBE combines both, simulation and ready-to-drive vehicles on a chassis dynamometer or on a powertrain testbed. The experience gained in a large number of research and contracted projects was carefully incorporated into the design of the DRIVINGCUBE. It aims to speed up the validation and approval process of ADAS and AD systems by using fully automated, scenario-based testing increasing test coverage and reducing testing effort. Its holistic sensor stimulation and full range steering ability brings the proving ground to the testbed.

ViL ADAS Testing

Comprehensive Sensor Over-The-Air Stimulation at the AVL DRIVINGCUBE

Together with Rohde & Schwarz and Stähle we designed completely new testing opportunities. Based on these strategic collaborations, we can now perform steering on the test-bed and radar-enabled and GNSS-based testing and validation under safe and reproducible conditions at vehicle level. With real built-in sensors being artificially simulated, no modifications of the vehicle are required. The AVL DRIVINGCUBE paves a new way for the acceleration of the validation and approval process of ADAS and AD systems. You can also benefit from our cutting-edge testing services, exclusive partner network and deep engagement with legal bodies and authorities

Item Description

Radar Target Stimulator

Frequency 76-81GHz, Bandwidth: 4GHz, 
up to 8 Targets, Distance: 2-300m

Dynamic Steering Force Emulator

Actuation Speed: 250mm/s, 
nominal Force into Steering Rack: 4kN, 
Overload: 5kN, Travel range: 180mm

Camera Stimulator  

Different solutions with monitors and/or projection onto canvas depending on the vehicle camera system

GNSS Stimulator

Real time satellite model,
stimulation over-the-air or over-the-cable, 
supporting GPS, Gaileo, Glonass, Beidu


Increased Test Coverage

for ADAS and AD with reduced test effort

Test Execution on Vehicle Level

under highly reproducible conditions

Efficient Repetition and Variations

of a range of scenarios and vehicle variants

Safe Operating Conditions

especially during critical driving scenarios

Easy Upgrade

of existing chassis dynamometers and powertrain testbeds

Dynamic Steering Force Emulator

This module is a retrofit extension to vehicles to allow a full range of steering capability with accurate force feedback from the virtual road. When attached to the vehicle, it is used to validate ADAS/AD functions that require realistic steering like active Lane Keeping Systems.

Radar Stimulator

The radar generates independently moving and realistic targets for automotive radar sensors during the test drive - without mechanically moving parts and with minimum footprint. A wide range of radar sensor types can be stimulated over-the-air.

Camera stimulator

The camera stimulator allows the easy over-the-air stimulation of automotive cameras required for the validation of ADAS/AD function testing. No access to the vehicle camera is required.

GNSS Stimulator

It allows the dynamic stimulation of global navigation satellite system receivers with all possible positions on earth, while the vehicle is driving on a testbed. It supports standards like GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU and GALILEO.

TU Berlin Logo

The AVL DRIVINGCUBE™ at the TU Berlin has already proven itself as a highly efficient test environment for the analysis of electrified and automated vehicles in several research and industry projects. 

Prof. Dr. – Ing. Steffen Müller, Head of Department Automotive Engineering at the Technical University Berlin

AVL DRIVINGCUBE™ - Solution Sheet

Solution Sheet (EN)


Success Story TU Berlin (EN)

AVL DRIVINGCUBE™ - Methods For Simulation Based Homologation LKAS

Presentation (EN)


Whitepaper (EN) 

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