Ixia has introduced a new AUTOSAR standards compliant suite to test in-vehicle infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the connected car. Ixia’s IxANVL (Automated Network Validation Library) Automotive Conformance and Interoperability test solution leverages Ixia’s deep knowledge of testing IP/Ethernet systems to help drive the evolution of the rapidly growing automotive Ethernet market.
The need for automotive Ethernet is increasing as infotainment and ADAS systems make a huge impact on the car passenger experience. As these systems become more prevalent, standards will be necessary to ensure the performance and safety of the entire vehicle, and Ixia’s test solutions help ensure these standards are met by the automotive manufacturers.
The automotive industry has effectively agreed upon AUTOSAR, an open and standardized automotive software architecture that was jointly developed by automobile manufacturers, suppliers and tool developers, as the standard for automotive software and network infrastructures. AUTOSAR has defined support for Ethernet and TCP/IP for communications between ECUs in vehicles, and Ixia recently joined AUTOSAR and is committed to help shape network testing in the automotive industry as it moves forward.
As the Connected Car progresses, testing will need to be done at different levels, starting with unit tests for software and hardware components. While the introduction of automotive Ethernet and IP based devices and systems bring new challenges for testing and verification, automotive manufacturers, including member companies of AUTOSAR such as BMW, General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen, can leverage this technology to innovate and deploy future in-car applications with the highest quality.