"Vehicle In the Loop testbed for Autonomous Driving" is a 4WD hub to test robot cars. The 4 dynamometers will reproduce the road in acceleration and braking phases of the vehicle and an automotive simulator will provide the sensors data and the dynamics to the control algortihms.

VILAD, Vehicle In the Loop testbed for Autonomous Driving

The VIL testbed was designed to experiment repetable and faulty scenarii with autonomous cars. The environment and vehicle dynamics are simulated and the road grip is reproduced by a bi-directionnal 4WD testbed.

The complete electronic architecture of the vehicle and the robotics tasks are tested in real-time. As all of the inputs of the control algorithms are provided as in the reality, we can easily diagnose and improve the behavior of the robot before testing it on tracks.