With the recent Release 2015-B, dSPACE has launched its new V2X Solution. Through a dedicated blockset directly within the Simulink environment, this solution gives users easy access to Vehicle-to-X (V2X) WLAN ad-hoc communication according to IEEE 802.11p. It also enables the graphical analysis of V2X-relevant data in dSPACE ControlDesk Next Generation.
These powerful capabilities will help engineers reduce their workload so they can focus entirely on developing and testing V2X applications without having to implement specific communication protocols and software layers.
The new V2X Blockset for Simulink is a central component of the V2X Solution, which provides easy access to V2X communication during model-in-the-loop (MIL) simulation, rapid control prototyping (RCP) as well as software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation.
In only a few steps, engineers can connect their applications directly to the appropriate communication blocks via signal vectors to access all or previously selected V2X message contents.
Protocols and software layers that enable communication with other V2X participants according to the European V2X standard are already included in the solution. These layers comprise functionality for encoding and decoding V2X messages, and also the Ethernet (UDP/IP) communication interface to a V2X hardware adapter, such as the MK5-OBU Onboard-Unit from Cohda Wireless. The direct access to V2X signals within the Simulink model simplifies the data manipulation necessary for robustness tests
In addition to V2X-specific blocks, the V2X Solution offers dedicated blocks for position and time data by encoding and decoding Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data according to the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) 0183 standard.
The V2X Solution extends dSPACE ControlDesk with a dedicated map instrument, which is continuously updated with new information from the V2X Blockset for easy data analysis and plausibility checks.
The map instrument displays contents that are available to V2X applications, such as a vehicle's position, velocity, driving direction, and classification of individual traffic participants as well as other V2X-specific information.