The system is designed to be used for high dynamic vehicle test and validation procedures which are normally performed outside using GPS. By enabling the same test equipment that has traditionally been limited to outdoor use, to now be used anywhere with limited or no satellite coverage, VIPS is suitable for a wide range of applications and can also reliably fill gaps in GPS coverage. Common use cases include braking, handling, crash testing and ADAS sensor validation, with typical environments where you might benefit from using VIPS being tunnels, urban canyons, indoor test facilities and those with heavy tree cover.
VIPS is the result of five years of research and development that was conducted with the help of existing VBOX customers, vehicle manufacturers and proving grounds around the world. The system provides an elegant solution to one of the most difficult problems faced by the Automotive Testing industry and is also the latest in a long line of innovations from Racelogic; enabling customers to test and validate the very latest safety systems and sensors in a fast and efficient manner in any environment.
The VBOX Indoor Positioning system consists of a network of beacons that are placed around the test area, which communicate with a small receiver mounted on the roof of a vehicle, using Ultra Wideband (UWB). The receiver features an integrated VBOX IMU with Kalman Filter and connects directly to a VBOX 3i data logger, enabling you to capture data from a vehicle's CAN bus along with position, velocity and attitude angles. The IMU helps reduce noise and dynamic errors in the measurements while the GPS enabled VBOX 3i connectivity ensures a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor environments, providing the complete automotive testing solution in any environment.