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Volkswagen has prepared a dedicated ARTRAC test car

Volkswagen has prepared a test car for experiments with the ARTRAC sensor once the final version is ready. The car is a VW Golf GTI which has the following safety related features:

  • Preliminary ARTRAC 24 GHz Sensor for Pedestrian Detection
  • Fusion Computer for estimation of ego motion (odometry)  and robust object recognition
  • Electronical controlable brake actuator  for system-initiated deceleration
  • Supervised private 12V board network for stable system functionallity
In addition, extensive test equipment including cameras to record any test drives and local area network to connect test PCs to the car's internal network for monitoring purposes.

The following picture gives an overview of the test equipment.

Volkswagen Test Car for ARTRAC