Anritsu and dSPACE are jointly working on testing next-generation applications for connected vehicles. The combination of 5G and edge computing for high data throughputs and low latencies will enable sharing sensor data with vehicles and infrastructure. Swarm intelligence algorithms can then optimise traffic conditions in real time for safer, more comfortable and eco-friendly autonomous driving. The two companies are now developing a suitable 5G test bed, integrating the Anritsu Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A with dSPACE’s SCALEXIO system for HIL simulation and rapid prototyping. For a realistic test of a V2X device and application, SCALEXIO is complemented by the simulation of virtual test drives with dSPACE Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) – open Simulink models for simulating the vehicle and environment, such as road, traffic and infrastructure. In addition, a dedicated software interface was developed to connect the Anritsu Test Station and control the 5G mobile data link to the back end during real-time simulation. “This solution enables the early development of applications for connected and cooperative automated driving based on 5G and edge computing in the lab, without being dependent on the local infrastructure. It also allows validation of the entire vehicle-to-network processing chain,” said Gregor Hordys, responsible for connectivity at dSPACE. The two companies will demonstrate this setup at the Mobile World Congress next month.