Bring real-world traffic scenarios into the lab

In partnership with Tata Elxsi, Spirent has developed a V2X test bed that can be used for validation and performance benchmarking of V2X applications running on V2X ECUs. The V2X test bed provides the ability to bring real-world traffic scenarios into the LAB and thereby significantly reduces costs and time associated with extensive field testing. It is the ideal test environment for testing and performance benchmarking of V2X applications, in various stages of the development cycle, such as from early research up to pre-production.

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.


V2X Emulation

It seems inevitable that delivering V2X communications which work correctly—under all possible conditions—will soon become a critical part of vehicle development, and simply be expected by drivers. This presents all stakeholders with a unique combination of challenges. Testing to evaluate the systems should include metrics for precision, repeatability, safety, and much more. In the lab. Live testing is also essential for predicting how a system will react.

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Real-life conditions in the lab
Hybrid test environment combining emulated components (MiL) with real hardware devices (HiL)
Cost effective
Significantly reduces deployment, operation and maintenance costs by optimizing the effort of field tests in regard to quality and quantity
Reduce time-to-market
Get V2X products to market faster by reducing or eliminating expensive and time-consuming field testing
Focus on safety
Undertake performance assessment and benchmarking of V2X safety applications

V2X Lab Testing V2X Test Bed V2X Field Testing


  • Create field scenarios around real road topologies using Google maps
  • Create traffic conditions involving multiple emulated On Board Units and Road Side Units
  • Test V2X security features of the participating OBUs and RSUs
  • Accurate position simulation for the V2X ECU under test using a Spirent GNSS simulator
  • Also simulate various atmospheric conditions that can have an impact on the accuracy of the GNSS receiver of the ECU under test
  • Re-create actual real world channel conditions within the lab using Spirent’s VR5 wireless channel emulator integrated into the test bed
  • CAN restbus simulation for the controlling and observing device under test (DUT)
  • Record and play back of field test scenarios within the lab environment

The V2X test bed supports:

  • WAVE and ITS
  • Up to 25 emulated OBUs/RSUs on single DSRC hardware
  • GNSS signal simulation
  • CAN emulation
  • Wireless channel emulation
  • V2X security testing
  • Functional and performance assessment of V2V and V2I/I2V safety applications
  • Test report generation


Download the datasheet to learn more about Spirent's V2X Emulator.

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