IRC - Inter Robot Communication
Reliable communication with short latency times in the road test
The Inter Robot Communication IRC is a wireless communication with a high range to transmit data between VEHICO driving robots in different vehicles. IRC was developed in particular to meet the two core requirements in the driving test: reliable communication with short latency times.
Furthermore, with a typical range of up to 1.5 km in a free environment, there is more than enough potential for most ADAS trials with two or more vehicles.
Characteristics of Inter Robot Communication
Due to their enormous flexibility, our steering robots are used in a wide range of different applications:
- range in free environment up to 1500 m
- dual frequency operation (2.4 / 5GHz) for maximum robustness
- simultaneous operation of both frequency bands
- high bandwidth of up to 450Mbps (2.4GHz) or 1.3 Gbps (5GHz)
- licence-free frequencies
- in compliance with the WiFi regulations of Europe and the USA
- wireless mesh/adhoc networks with unlimited number of participants possible
- low latency, high reliability
- robots in different vehicles can "talk" to each other and synchronise each other, for example
- sensor and robot signals can be shared between all participating robots
Advantages of IRC communication
The use of IRC communication is uncomplicated: The IRC controller is simply connected to the driving robots in the car and the high-performance antenna is attached to the vehicle roof with suction cups.
In addition to wireless communication, the IRC controller includes an 8-way Ethernet switch as well as the main connection for the master hand switch for all robots. The IRC controller is operated with 12V directly from the on-board voltage.
VEHICO's Inter Robot Communication is versatile for a wide variety of ADAS experiments where data needs to be transmitted between two or more moving vehicles or to a stationary base station.