Web Seminar Tomorrow: CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2017: Camera Sensors

Mechanical Simulation is continuing our series of web seminars designed to discuss focused solutions to a variety of vehicle dynamics simulation challenges. These online seminars are the perfect opportunity to learn more about our software from the convenience of your own location. You can watch as our staff demonstrate various features of the software and respond to your questions.

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 am EDT for our CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2017: Camera Sensors web seminar.

In support of CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim usage for ADAS, autonomous/automated driving development, and traffic scenarios, this WebEx will provide an overview of the capabilities of our Camera Sensors, which make use of VsVisualizer to render photo-realistic images coupled with shared memory buffers, live video data streaming, and image processing using Matlab / Simulink.

Introduced in the 2017.0 versions of CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim, VsVisualizer provides direct access to camera sensor data that can be used with image processing methods. The video image is generated by a Live Video data stream via VsVisualizer, and the VS Camera Sensor provides three types of information:

  • RGB Color
  • Distance to each pixel
  • Surface normal vectors

The VS Camera Sensor data is computed per-pixel at arbitrary resolutions, independent of the main animation window. This image information can be viewed in an open-loop mode, in which the VsVisualizer is streaming the video and camera sensor data but the data is not used as part of a vehicle control system. Alternatively, the VS Camera Sensor data can be incorporated into a closed-loop controller such that the camera sensor data is used as a source of control data for the vehicle.

CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2017 provide three methods of accessing the VS Camera Sensor Shared Memory Buffers:

  1. Simulink with Computer Vision System and Image Processing Toolbox (2017.0)
  2. MATLAB MEX function (2017.1)
  3. ANSI-C and C++ interface provided via a DLL (this method is used to create the two aforementioned methods)

The WebEx will focus on the first method — Simulink with the Computer Vision System and Image Processing Toolbox — and will include some discussion on image processing techniques.

The second method — Matlab MEX function — is demonstrated in an example being shipped with CarSim, TruckSim, and BikeSim 2017.1. We will introduce this example and discuss a few of its capabilities.

You can view the full list of upcoming web seminars on our website.

Please visit our WebEx page to sign up.

We look forward to you joining us!


May 2, 2017

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