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and optimize connected vehicles

Deliver an exceptional experience

The connected car is a reality

In-car networks are providing more convenience, more safety, and more infotainment options than ever before. With Spirent, you can test, refine, and optimize all aspects of in-car, V2V, and V2X connectivity to provide the experiences that modern drivers and passengers demand.

BroadR-Reach Ethernet

In-car connectivity is becoming a key selling point, and the auto industry must ensure that in-vehicle data services are delivered reliably and securely. With our unmatched range of solutions for network, connectivity, and wireless/RF testing, Spirent can ensure your new systems conform to regulations, meet customer expectations, and deliver market-leading performance.

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In-car networks

Vehicle buyers increasingly demand features like cameras, infotainment and radar, prompting automakers to invest in higher-capacity in-vehicle networks based on the BroadR-Reach® standard. Spirent’s BroadR-Reach expertise makes us the ideal test partner to help you capitalize on this exciting emerging technology.

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Vehicle to Vehicle/Infrastructure Communications

Vehicular communications are shifting from one-way to any-way, and the auto industry must deliver advanced connectivity services to meet customer demand. With a complete range of RF and wireless testing solutions, Spirent can help you design and implement sophisticated vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communications services.


Test real world noise conditions

In-vehicle networking systems are critical features of modern vehicles, but they are susceptible to external noise bleeding into the cable binder. Therefore, ensuring they can withstand noise conditions is vital for those looking to deliver world class products and an unrivalled end user experience. The Spirent AING-5000 is a flexible noise impairment generator developed for Automotive Ethernet BroadR-Reach wire requirements.

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Spirent SecurityLabs

The Spirent SecurityLabs’ services are structured to produce high-impact results with minimal impact on the client organization. Our dedicated teams of experienced security professionals offer comprehensive scanning, penetration testing and monitoring services for networks, wireless, websites, mobile applications, embedded devices, as well as source code analysis.

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SIM. Without the card.

Service activation for connected car users can present major issues for auto makers around user experience, staff training, and support infrastructure. To avoid issues, Spirent’s Embedded Connectivity and Subscription Management Cloud enables universal connectivity for drivers.

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Reducing the time and cost of drive testing

Live drive testing is regarded as a cornerstone of best practice in the automotive industry, and ensuring the GPS positioning system is working accurately is a key part of this. Spirent worked alongside one of the world's biggest auto manufacturers to help them improve the testing process by capturing real signals from a live drive test, and replay them repeatedly in the lab.

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Navigation and positioning

Satellite navigation is now a customer pre-requisite, while driver assistance and location-based emergency services rely on highly accurate GPS/GNSS and sensor-based positioning data. Spirent’s industry-leading test solutions help your in-vehicle navigation and positioning systems to achieve optimum performance, accuracy, and availability.

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In-vehicle emergency services modules

When it comes to saving lives on our roads, seconds can represent the difference between life and death. The pan-European eCall initiative is designed to accelerate emergency response times to road traffic incidents—and reduce the number of fatalities by up to 2,500, every year.

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Save time and costs through automation

Efficient analysis of test results demands they be meaningful and repeatable. Spirent's automation solutions provide high quality testing of sophisticated infotainment, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communication services. They incorporate significant testing methodologies that reduce effort and time-to-market. Spirent has an easy-to-use test automation platform that helps you to create customized test cases for any area of the connected car.

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What's driving the connected car?

Based on its expertise in Ethernet testing in fixed networks, combined with wireless and GPS testing, Spirent is working with the auto industry to help implement automotive Ethernet successfully. This paper uses this experience to discuss future functions that will be incorporated as part of the shift to making vehicles of all sorts more connected.

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Spirent Automotive C1

Spirent Automotive C1

Test automotive Ethernet products and solutions with this award-winning Layer 2–7 test tool supporting 10/100 BroadR-Reach® line-rate and 1 G Ethernet test ports.

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Spirent Automotive C50

Spirent Automotive C50

Test automotive Ethernet products and solutions with this complete Layer 2-7 test tool in a 3U appliance form factor offering a perfect blend of realism, scalability and performance.

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Spirent Automotive AVB/TSN

Spirent Automotive AVB/TSN Test Solutions

Test Automotive In-Car or Car2X AVB/TSN-enabled network, cabling, devices and systems to achieve compliance and performance testing.

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Test solutions for the automotive industry

eCall and ERA-GLONASS Test Solution

eCall test solution

Develop and validate reliable, compliant pan-European emergency call systems.

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Automotive Impairment Noise Generator


Reduce reliance on EMC chamber testing and test real world noise conditions with the AING-5000

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Automotive record and replay


Record integrated GNSS, CAN, and video signals for endlessly repeatable lab replay of test drive data.

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RF connectivity testing


Test in-car wireless connectivity and positioning by generating reliable, simultaneous Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and FM signals.

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Automotive AVB Conformance

AVB Conformance

Protocol conformance test suites for the AVnu Automotive AVB Profile.

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AUTOSAR Conformance


Protocol conformance test suites for Automotive Ethernet according to the AUTOSAR test specification.

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OPEN Alliance SIG Conformance

OPEN Alliance SIG Conformance

Protocol conformance test suites for Automotive Ethernet according to the OPEN Alliance SIG test specification.

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Spirent is your partner of choice for testing connected vehicles. The world’s leading automotive brands and sub-system developers rely on Spirent solutions to verify their systems deliver outstanding user experience. Find out more about Spirent's solutions for the automotive industry.

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Performance Testing BroadR-Reach Automotive Ethernet

An introduction to Ethernet/IP performance testing, with focus on aspects specific to in-vehicle networks and the Open Alliance BroadR-Reach (OABR) standard.

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Securing Communications in Next-Generation Vehicles

An overview of trends in in-vehicle networking (IVN) design, and recommendations to protect future automotive communications.

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Testing BroadR-Reach 2-wire Automotive Ethernet

An overview of the key issues involved in testing BroadR-Reach 2-Wire Automotive Ethernet aimed at anyone with a responsibility for next-generation vehicle quality.

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Validating BroadR-Reach Protocol Conformance

An introduction to protocol conformance testing for Ethernet, for automotive developers, with focus on aspects which are specific to in-vehicle networks and OABR.

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What to test


User experience

Ensure consumer-grade cellular network quality for in-car phone calls, apps, and media streaming


Automotive Ethernet-BroadR-Reach®

Test interoperability, functionality, and performance. Simplify compliance with network protocols


Satellite positioning systems

Test the performance of in-car navigation and positioning systems with GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou-2 and augmented GNSS systems



Validate conformance and interoperability to ensure safety systems operate correctly when needed



Deliver secure, robust car-to-car communications with complete testing of in-car data networks, cellular, radio, and satellite signals


Wireless connectivity

Test the ability to connect via Bluetooth, Cellular, NFC, Wi-Fi and other standards for telematics and other applications

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