A Platform for Quick Development, Simulation and Test of Autonomous Driving Vehicles 2020-01-0713
This paper proposes a platform to conduct rapid development, simulation and test of autonomous driving vehicles. By combining the advantages of rapid prototyping and software development, the proposed platform could automatically generate codes and download them into domain controllers, therefore the efficiency of development process of the core functions of ADAS can be largely improved. The platform is made up of scene simulation, vehicle dynamics simulation software, a rapid prototyping system, a chassis drive-by-wire control and road-load simulation system. Meaningful tasks including key algorithm development, MIL simulations, domain controller based HIL tests and the development of drive-by-wire systems can all be accomplished by the platform. Since that the E/E architecture of vehicles, intra-vehicle communication and physical characteristics of drive-by-wire systems are well considered, the platform ensures that the developed domain controllers can be directly deployed to road tests of autonomous driving vehicles. In the recent I-VISTA challenge competition of autonomous driving vehicles, the quickness and efficiency of the functional modules were field proved. Besides, a comprehensive suite of ADAS functions tests was passed and awarded a second prize, which further verifies the effectiveness of the proposed platform. In the future, the platform has great potential of propelling the productization of autonomous driving vehicles.