01-12-2022 | Anritsu | Test & Measurement
Anritsu Corporation has produced a test and simulation environment for Automated Valet Parking (AVP) in collaboration with dSPACE GmbH and Apposite Technologies LLC. A demonstration exhibition was held at 5GAA*1 Member Symposium in Malaga on 20 October 2022.
AVP enables parking to be carried out automatically, with no driver in the vehicle. AVP Technical Report Version 1.0 was published by 5GAA in June 2022, and a wireless communication (Type-2) operation scheme linked with parking garage infrastructure and users’ smartphones was proposed.
It is being developed as an autonomous driving use case which may be deployed in the short term. AVP Type-1 autonomous driving vehicles need expensive high-performance computing and sensing, while AVP Type-2 communication-cooperative vehicles do not need such installations, lowering vehicle costs and making implementation easier.
Since AVP Type-2 necessitates highly reliable end-to-end communications, a test system must evaluate QoS management and impairment effects in the IP layer. The wireless connectivity environment also must be evaluated. The test solution set up a digital twin environment, including virtual and real devices. This permits the system tests and certification required to improve the reliability of AVP Type-2 to be started before the actual devices are available.
Automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and mobile network operators have shown significant interest in the demonstration, and the companies will continue to develop this simulation environment and contribute to the realisation of AVP.