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A platform for quick development, simulation and test of autonomous driving vehicles
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
To be published on April 14, 2020 by SAE International in United States
This paper proposes a platform to do rapid development, simulation and test of autonomous driving vehicles. By combining the advantages of rapid prototyping and software development, the proposed platform can develop and test core functions quickly, automatically generate codes and integrate them into domain controllers, and greatly improve the development efficiency. The platform consists of scene simulation software, vehicle dynamics simulation software, a rapid prototyping system and a chassis line control and execution system. Through the hardware-software cooperations, the platform can accomplish key algorithm development, MIL simulations, domain-control based HIL testing and development of line control and execution systems with guaranteed performance. By well considering the EE structure of vehicles, intra-vehicle communication and physical characteristics of line control systems, the platform ensures that the developped domain controllers can be directly implemented to road tests of autonomous driving vehicles. In the recent I-VISTA challenge of autonomous driving vehicles, the quickness of the development of functional modules was confirmed, an integrated test of system functions was passed and a second prize was awarded, which confirms the effectiveness and unique advantages of the proposed platform. In the future, the platform will propel the research stage of autonomous driving vehicles into the industrialization stage.