iMAR’s iTSV-KIA-NIRO is a hybrid vehicle, which can execute programmed trajectories with up to 150 km/h on proving grounds. It is part of iMAR’s iSWACO-ARGUS proving ground automation toolchain to setup simple and complex traffic scenarios for the validation and homologation of vehicles of SAE level 2 up to SAE level 5.
The iTSV-KIA-NIRO is used in this context as Traffic Simulation Vehicle (TSV) to validate the behavior of so-called Vehicles under Test (VUT), but it can also be used for any other application in R&D where a programmable road vehicle is required, e.g. to validate e.g. cameras, lidar or radar systems (i.e. object and event detection and response systems, OEDR) on an repeatable driving carrier within a real-world environment (Sensor Validation Carrier, SVC).