The automatic driving, sometimes also known as path following, enables the vehicle to exaclty follow xy-coordinates on the road with precise velocity, even for high dynamic driving maneuvers. Required steering wheel angle und pedal operations are calculated in real time. Besides easy track and velocity profile definition a recording of manual driving and high-precision replay is provided.
Reproducible unmanned driving with easy handling and intuitive operation are the essential features. CO.DRIVE is available as software option for all of our steering robots.
CO.DRIVE – Key Features
highly dynamic driving maneuvers with lateral acceleration up to 1g
smooth, yet very quick steering response
track based velocity and deceleration control
high reproducibility and accuracy in lateral and longitudinal direction
compatible with all standard GPS sensor systems like Oxford, Racelogic, Genesys or iMar
simple definition of the desired track by recording manual driving or with the intuitiv VEHICO scripting language
regardless of engine concept (diesel/petrol) and transmission (manual/automatic)
any combination of open-loop and closed-loop maneuvers possible
quick and easy adaptation to different vehicles
CO.DRIVE – Required Components
For the driving robot CO.DRIVE you need following components:
VEHICO Steering Robot
Software option CO.DRIVE
Accelerator Robot with velocity control option
Brake Robot with deceleration control option
GPS sensor system with IMU integration
Reproducibility and accuracy
CO.DRIVE is able to accelerate and decelerate the vehicle according to the previously defined velocity profiles. Highest track accuracies in lateral and longitudinal direction are achieved for the entire speed range.
The sample application target point braking illustrates the potential of CO.DRIVE. Given a desired standstill point on the track the required deceleration is calculated in realtime during the breaking. Accurate stopping at a given target point is achieved.
It does not matter whether it is a vehicle with a diesel or gasoline engine, or whether the vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission.
Range of Applications
CO.DRIVE combines maximum accuracy, extreme reliability and robustness for use in the daily test environment. It opens up a broad range of applications:
ADAS development and testing like ESC, ACC, Blind Spot Assistant, Collision Warning Systems etc