Blind Spot Detection Systems (BSDS) use cameras, radar sensors, light detection or ultrasonic systems to warn a driver whenever another object enters the blind spot area of a car.
With real-time measurement of parameters from up to three vehicles and at better than 2cm positional accuracy, the VBOX test system allows manufacturers to verify the effectiveness of their Blind Sport Detection system easily and reliably.
At the core of the system is RACELOGIC's flagship data logger, the VBOX 3i Dual Antenna with RTK (VB3iSLR), connected via radio telemetry to an RTK Base Station or to another VB3iSLR acting as a moving base.
- Measured Paramaters
- Multiple Target Capability
- Open Road Testing
- Video Integration
- Free Analysis Software
- BSD Warning Signals
- Multiple Contact Points
For a list of all standard GPS data channels and accuracies that are also measured please refer to the VBOX 3i Dual Antenna with RTK product page.
Multiple Target Capability
The 'Multiple targets' feature of the BSD test equipment is capable of calculating parameters from two target vehicles at the same time.
Open Road Testing
By substituting the DGPS Base Station with a specially configured VBOX 3i Dual Antenna with RTK, our MOVING BASE test setup allows users to test and verify active safety systems outside the test track. VBOX Moving Base enables you to ...
- Conduct realistic testing amongst other road users and roadside architecture
- Test over a large area
- Measure with relative positional accuracy between subject and target vehicle of under 5 cm
- Maintain RTK lock between VBOX units with up to 600m of vehicle separation in good conditions
Find out more about VBOX Moving Base
When used in conjunction with a VBOX video system, the measured parameters can be graphically overlaid onto the recorded video, providing a clear visual reference to the performance of the test.
Graphical overlay is totally user configurable and can be easily altered to present relevant information according to the tests being conducted.
Free Analysis Software
VBOX Test Suite has been developed to make the process of analysing your test results as quick and clear as possible by combining a clean layout with the ability to compare sets of data simultaneously using multiple test conditions.
It does this by using separate tabs for each test, enabling you to compare different vehicles or set-ups without having to reset your test parameters each time, or search through multitudes of data on a single screen.
The software also uses context sensitive menus to make it easy for you to manage your data and can be used in either 'Offline' mode, for post-test analysis, or 'Online' mode so you can see your data in real-time.
BSD warning signals
If the vehicle carries the BSD operation data on its CAN Bus, this can be simultaneously logged (and displayed in video if a VBOX video logger is also being used) alongside that of the GPS data, giving you an exact comparison between relative vehicle position and onboard strategy data.
If you cannot use the vehicles' own CAN system, an AVAD3 audio & visual detector from DTC Solutions can be used alongside VBOX to record when an ADAS system has become active. The AVAD3 is capturing acoustic and optical alerts and signals generated by the vehicle's advanced driver assistance system. It produces a CAN or digital signal when recognising changes of the shapes and colors of defined icons or when audible signals are identified. The output of the AVAD3 can then be used by the VBOX to log the exact moment the vehicle safety message is displayed to the driver.
Multiple Contact Points
To assist in the testing of ADAS applications such as Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection, it is now possible to ‘map’ the shape of vehicles using a survey pole, antenna, and VBOX Manager. Up to twenty-four points around the vehicle bodies can be surveyed, and the ‘shape’ of each car can be stored for later use. As the test is conducted, the distance of the closest contact points between the vehicles is calculated to +/-2cm accuracy, automatically switching to the nearest contact points as they change with the car’s relative positions.
This allows for multiple procedures to be completed without having to reconfigure for individual contact points – such as moving from right rear to left rear flank during blind spot testing. This video demonstrates how the system works:
VBOX Test Systems
Blind Spot Detection testing and validation can be conducted on the test track using a static DGPS Base Station, or via the Moving Base solution. Depending on the test requirements, you can choose between three VBOX system bundles.
- Full ADAS System
- Vehicle Separation System
- Video VBOX Pro
Full ADAS test system
Vehicle Seperation System
A VBOX Vehicle Seperation System comprises of:
- DGNSS Base Station RTK
- VBOX 3i RTK (x2)
- CAN Hub
- VBOX File Manager
- Radio Pairs
Video VBOX Pro
A Video VBOX Pro can be used to combine accurate data with graphically overlaid video from up to four bullet cameras.