I N T E R V I E W
focus: How did you learn about
AVL’s solution offering with re-gards
Roberts: We were looking at procur-ing
ADAS test equipment with an
integrated data analysis/validation
solution. One vendor fulfilled this
request with some software called
the AVL Smart ADAS Analyzer™.
Using AVL’s PEMS system we knew
AVL’s approach to manage and val-idate
data. This gave us confidence
in the purchase.
focus: How does our solution sup-port
you in your daily activities?
Roberts: While on the test track, the
analyzer provides us with an instant
pass/fail test result in accordance
with the ANCAP/Euro NCAP
protocols. This allows us to confirm
the test validity and move quickly
on to the next one. With failed tests,
the tool identifies the issue and ac-celerates
focus: What is your vision of our col-laboration
for the upcoming year?
Roberts: We see ABMARC working
closely with AVL to assess newly
released protocols and increase the
functionality of its data analysis tool
to provide even more benefit to us
and our clients.
N O . 1 2 0 2 2 – S P E C I A L
and on the road is growing expo-nentially.
At the same time, budgets
and time-to-market constraints are
getting tighter. This means that ef-fective
and efficient methods and
tools must be put into practice, to
ensure that proving ground verifi-cation,
and the public road testing
that complements it, have the high-est
coverage and diversity.
FEWER MILES, GREATER VALUE
We have created a range of solutions
and methodologies that ensure that
every driven mile delivers the maxi-mum
contribution to the testing tar-gets
of our customers. From test
planning through to the installation
of equipment on the vehicle, noth-ing
is left to chance. Our portfolio
even supports execution with either
a robot or human driver depending
on accuracy requirements and test
case need, and then the collection,
management and analysis of the data.
Automated maneuver detection,
driver guidance and performance
KPI evaluation tools monitor test
activities, and if they don’t meet re-quirements
prompts are delivered
to repeat the scenario until it is com-plete.
This improves accuracy, re-duces
the need for test reschedul-ing,
and accelerates the fulfilment
of test targets. For customer accep-tance
evaluation, we employ auto-mated
scenario detection technolo-gy
and measure objective evaluation
of perceived safety and comfort. As
well as significant effort reduction
for test engineers, our approach
supports OEMs to deliver the best
quality products to market.
To further aid road testing efforts, our 265-hectare AVL ZalaZONE proving
ground has been built specifically for the development and testing of AD,
ADAS and V2X systems. Featuring the largest smart city of any proving
ground in Europe, the site includes 5G testing capabilities, an ADAS plat-form
for NCAP and GSR compliance, and also highway, urban and rural
road environments. Roundabouts, crossings, special low speed areas, and
nearby engineering resources provide a comprehensive array of opportu-nities
for test activities.
THE INDUSTRY’S PARTNER FOR EXCELLENCE
We fully understand testing demands and the effort involved with verifica-tion
and validation both in the real world and other applied environments.
That’s why we’ve set up a variety of tools that optimize efficiency, with-out
compromising testing targets. This portfolio of cutting-edge solutions
complements our know-how and execution expertise, and are all brought
together with the single aim of being a reliable industry partner in every
aspect of automotive development.