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      Holistic Proving Ground Instrumentation & Automation
              for Vehicle-in-the-Loop Testing & Homologation of Automated Driving Vehicles

            Efficient Scenario-Based Testing of PAD, HAD and FAD Vehicles on Proving Grounds

        iSWACO-ARGUS is the holistic “Vehicle-in-the-Loop” solution for development, verification, validation and homologation also of
        safety relevant dynamic driving task (DDT) features of partially, highly and fully automated driving systems (ADS), like object
        detection and response systems (OEDR). It covers all SAE levels, i.e. from level 1 “hands on” up to level 4 “hands off, mind off -

        sometimes” and level 5 “hands off, no driver”, with a single test infrastructure. iSWACO-ARGUS stays for “Swarm Control &
        Continuous Surveillance with the reliability of the legendary Argus’ Eyes” and controls and monitors the motion behaviour of all
        real and virtual objects on the proving ground. It provides the unmatched flexibility to generate and execute precise repeatable
        tests within real emulated complex traffic scenarios on the proving ground or to monitor vehicle behavior even on public roads.
        The iSWACO-ARGUS infrastructure can be installed quickly, simply and safely on arbitrary proving grounds and test vehicles.
        Thus, it is the testing and automation solution for both, OEMs and testing / homologation organizations.
        •  Flexible Architecture – easily applicable on all proving grounds regarding infrastructure and topology, worldwide.
        •  Cost saving due to the capability to execute individual & fully repeatable test scenarios with minimum personnel effort.
        •  No steering or driving robots required. Control of Traffic Simulation Vehicle’s (TSV) steering / throttle / braking via vehicle’s
           internal actuators or control loops. Therefore iSWACO-ARGUS saves pretty much setting-up time, compared to competing
           systems. Beside of TSVs and SCTs (Soft Crash Targets) also so-called Virtual Elements (VE) can be managed.
        •  Support of components like steering, brake or diving robots of other manufacturers on demand (Stähle, ABD, Vehico etc.).
        •  The iSWACO-ARGUS package includes all you need on the proving ground for PAD / HAD / FAD testing, i.e.:
               iMAR’s unique toolchain for a seamless workflow from the traffic scenario import from simulation (OpenSCENARIO; other like
               CarMaker etc. on demand) to the real-world test execution on the proving ground, compliant with the PEGASUS approach.
               iMAR’s iARGUS-CC Control Center with software iARGUS-CMD for trajectory import, adaptation to proving ground, validation and
               test execution, safety supervision, test visualization in real-time as well as in playback mode, data storage and data export.
               iMAR’s Vehicle Localization and Guidance & Control hardware for 10++ moving objects, i.e. to manage Traffic Simulation Vehicles
               (TSV),  Soft  Crash  Targets  (SCT)  and  Vehicles  under  Test  (VUT),  based  on  INS/GNSS/ODO  technology  and  cognitive  vision,  i.e.  also
               operable in GNSS denied areas of a proving ground (allows also testing the VUT under real GNSS outage conditions) on centimeter level
               accuracy. Also support of Virtual Elements (VE) with standardized interface.
               iMAR’s Traffic Simulation Vehicle iTSV-KIA-NIRO as turnkey solution for driverless operation in traffic scenarios (other customized).
               iMAR’s Collision warning and avoidance system iARGUS-RCS, based on INS/GNSS and optional iARGUS-MV machine vision.
               iMAR’s mobile iDMN Dynamic Mesh Network communication with lowest latency for data, video and voice. 5G is also supported.
        •  The implementation covers the recommendations
           of  the  future  ISO  22133-1  “Road  Vehicles  -  Test
           Object Monitoring and Control for Active Safety and
           Automated/Autonomous  Vehicle  Testing”  stan-
           dard. iMAR is part of ISO Working Group.
        •  iSWACO-ARGUS development has been suppor-
           ted within PEGASUS by one of the largest German
           testing organizations, intending to be the base of future homologation of automated & autonomous Vehicles under Test up
           to SAE level 5, and by a large German automobile manufacturer.

          easy to install  –  provides scenario based testing up to SAE level 5  –  easy to operate
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