Sample application of mobile robotics in industrial production: Testing the detection of obstacles by parking sensors

Testing the coverage ultrasonic parking sensors is one of the applications of mobile robotic systems. Depending on the level of equipment, parking sensors in cars are designed to detect obstacles in front of and behind the car or perform an independent parking manoeuvre (side obstacle detection). It is therefore very important that the sensors covers the entire area for which they are intended with their signal. Our mobile robotic system serves just this purpose and provides automated testing of the coverage area of parking sensors. It consists of an autonomous, remotely controllable chassis with a standardized obstacle, navigation beacons, and a measuring system for the PC.

How measuring takes place

After the measuring area is marked out with navigation beacons, the operator sets the required parameters and initiates measurement. The autonomous chassis with a fixed obstacle automatically moves around in test area and thus simulates the motion of the vehicle or obstacles. The measurement system evaluates the position of the obstacle which is detected by the vehicle parking system and simultaneously compares it with the actual position of the obstacle on the autonomous chassis.

The software application is used to define the parameters of automated testing and management, online monitoring and reporting of results. The application can be modified according to specific customer requirements.

T-Systems solution key benefits

  • Definable precision and repeatability upto ± 10mm.
  • Portability: possibility of measurement implementation under different clinatic conditions.
  • Variable definition of tested space (buffer profile, measurement space dimension, measurement routes trajectory….)
  • The fixing, respective movement accuracy can differ depending of conditions and measurement configuration.

What do we offer?

Professional teams of T-Systems are keen to implement standard and specific requirements of customers and to design complex issue solution eventually.

The solutions include support and design The solution design consists of support and development in following aareas:

  • Construction parts
  • Sensory system
  • Management system
  • Driving system
  • Suitable localization technology selection
  • User application design