Asia’s largest proving ground opens in South Korea
Hankook Tire has opened the Technoring, a new proving ground in Taean, South Korea, stated to be the largest proving ground in Asia. The facility covers 1,260,000m2 and features 13 testing tracks, designed to accommodate all types of vehicles from supercars to trucks and buses, including facilities for high-speed driving at up to 250km/h.
The proving ground is also equipped with a control tower, office buildings, workshops, fueling stations and electric vehicle charging stations.
Tire Technology Expo: Arnaud Dufournier on tire testing machines
Arnaud Dufournier provides an overview of some of the latest tire testing technology developments from his company, including the ability to conduct R117 tests with its indoor machines, wet grip measurements using its Automated Indoor Tire Test Track (AI3T) machine and rolling resistance measurements with its Rolling Resistance Machine (RRM)
VW’s Cariad signs up Luxoft for software development, testing and integration
Luxoft, the design, data and development arm of DXC Technology, is working with Cariad, the automotive software company owned by Volkswagen Group, to provide vehicle software development, testing and integration services.
The company is supporting Cariad in its strategic objective of creating a uniform, scalable software platform for all Volkswagen Group brands, including Volkswagen Group’s unified Embedded Software Platform VW.os.
“We are proud to be working with Cariad to enhance the driving experience for Volkswagen customers worldwide.
Collaboration rolls out global test fleet for ADAS/AV data processing
NI (National Instruments), in conjunction with key partners, has announced the deployment of a fleet of vehicles in Europe, the United States and China that will enable ADAS/autonomous driving engineering teams to address top challenges related to data volume, quality, access and utilization.
The vehicles are equipped with high-performance in-vehicle data recording and storage solutions from NI and Seagate Technology, with integration services from ADAS experts Konrad Technologies and VSI Labs.
“ADAS data recording is one of the most complex challenges for the ADAS and AD domain, as data from multiple sensor modalities (camera, radar, lidar, ultrasonics, infrared, IMUs/INS, GNSS and vehicle networks) must be logged synchronously and analyzed together to train and validate the performance of safety functions and features,” said Drita Roggenbuck, senior vice president and general manager of transportation at NI.
Global test initiative to examine engineering workflows and data management
A field trial across three of the world’s biggest automotive markets – Europe, the USA and China – will address some of the top challenges related to data quality, access and utilization during the development of ADAS and autonomous driving. The goal is to help engineering teams evolve and hone their methods as they grapple with the need for vast amounts of high-quality data to train, test and achieve wider validation and testing coverage of perception algorithms and hardware.
Survey reveals software has become central to automotive development
Perforce Software’s annual State of Automotive Software Development survey conducted in partnership with Automotive IQ asked almost 600 automotive development professionals worldwide about current practices and emerging trends within the industry.
“Safety continues to be the automotive software industry’s key priority, but security concerns continue to rise as the need to protect automotive electronic systems, communication networks and software grows. OEMs and their supply chain partners want to prevent costly and malicious attacks, unauthorized access, or manipulation to automotive systems, and ensuring their code is secure is the first step to mitigating those incidents,” said Perforce vice president of product Ido Benmoshe.
Concept study explores hydrogen powertrain feasibility based on platform, package and performance
A new hydrogen powertrain technology concept has been assessed by Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) and Viritech. Viritech secured a Niche Vehicle Network Feasibility Study grant, funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, to carry out an investigation into the development of a hydrogen powertrain for niche vehicle applications based off BAC’s Mono, which the two firms have coined e-Mono. BAC and Viritech’s aim is to retain the original Mono’s main characteristics and driving experience ethos.
Horiba MIRA invests in second VI-grade driving simulator
Driver-centric and qualitative vehicle attribute engineering services at Horiba MIRA will be enhanced by a VI-grade DiM250 simulator. These capabilities will complement the existing testing options provided by the VI-grade Compact simulator, which was installed 12 months ago.The DiM250 will be commissioned and ready for use from 2023. According to Horiba MIRA, the system will be the first of its kind in the UK.
“We have a long-established reputation as the leading partner of choice for vehicle driven-attributes engineering.