The interface between the simulation software CarMaker by IPG Automotive and EB Assist Automotive Data and Time-Triggered Framework (ADTF) by Elektrobit for the development, testing, visualization, and validation of advanced driver assistance systems and automated driving functions is already an established product feature of the CarMaker product family. The newly formed technological partnership between the Karlsruhe-based company and Elektrobit now facilitates an optimized joint support provided by IPG Automotive and Elektrobit for their customers who use both tools. In the medium to long run, the collaboration is also planned to be extended to additional subject areas.
As a toolbox for the development of electronic control units, EB Assist ADTF combines a development environment and an interactive work environment. Using drag-and-drop, developers are able to create new configurations by means of the graphical user interface and the available modules. The data flow between the software components can be immediately defined and executed. Comprehensive libraries and toolboxes for various functionalities facilitate faster development of driver assistance and automation software modules. EB Assist ADTF is designed for use both in the lab and on the test track. The coupling with the simulation software CarMaker allows test algorithms of assistance systems or sensor models to be performed already in virtual test driving in combination with the EB Assist ADTF environment.
“There is a great demand for the coupling of the two tools in the market. Thanks to the new partnership, we now guarantee an even more efficient, optimal overall support together with Elektrobit to ensure continued high customer satisfaction,” said Martin Elbs, General Manager Sales and Business Development at IPG Automotive.