By 2025, every car on the road will be “connected” in some way. The connected car combines the vehicle, communications, and the Internet of Things. Given the mission-critical safety requirements of modern vehicles and the need for interchangeable multi-vendor components to work together reliably, designers face more challenges than ever before.

Fortunately, making the “rubber meet the road” for the connected car is what we do best. Keysight is ready to help you drive your devices, systems, applications, and even the entire in-vehicle network over the finish line.

Simplify Infotainment System Testing

Current and future automotive radio infotainment systems consist of wireless connectivity, GPS, display, and more. This will make manufacturers face various challenges to test all of these parameters while maintaining low manufacturing cost.

Keysight’s advanced infotainment test solutions help you measure your most demanding devices with a low residual distortion of <-110 dB while simplifying your testing environment with automatic tests and built-in test sequences.

Connect the Car

Connected cars are typically equipped with wireless access and WLAN. This allows the car to communicate via the internet with other devices, both inside and outside the vehicle, and with other vehicles and nearby infrastructure nodes.

Connected cars share information on road and traffic conditions to allow nearby cars to take appropriate action. Many refer to this as V2X or "vehicle to anything" communications. Some of the wireless technologies used include cellular, LTE, LTE-Advanced, WLAN (802.11p), Bluetooth, and near-field communication (NFC). 5G will also be used. Our wireless test solutions allow you to verify the various types of wireless technologies used in the connected car. Our powerful cellular + Wi-Fi emulation system delivers performance results from protocol signaling tests for a complete cellular and Wi-Fi system.

Validate Emergency Call (eCall) Systems

In case of an emergency, seconds mean the difference between life and death. Cars equipped with emergency calling services require validation.

Our eCall conformance test solutions perform end-to-end functional and standards-compliant conformance testing of eCall and ERA-GLONASS (Russian version of eCall) modules to save more lives.

Enable Autonomous Cars

Modern cars are computers on wheels. Now, efforts are underway to make the car a fully autonomous media center and it is putting a great deal of pressure on the internal car network. Because of that, automakers are moving to Automotive Ethernet to provide a flexible, scalable, more cost-effective in-vehicle networking backbone for the connected, autonomous car, and adopting audio-video bridging (AVB) and time-sensitive network (TSN) protocols.

All this new functionality must be properly validated and secured. Our solutions enable just that, through real-world validation of in-vehicle fixed, wireless, and security technologies.

Verify Autonomous Serial Bus Operation

At the heart of the connected car is a serial bus. It acts as the communication interface for IoT applications inside and outside the vehicle. Modern cars include a variety of serial busses like I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, CAN FD, CXPI, SENT, LIN, FlexRay, BroadR-Reach, and MOST. Each variant must operate reliably in the harsh electrical environment of the automobile where random and infrequent transients occur. Our solutions enable you to design your serial bus for optimal operation and then verify it will work as expected once it is deployed.

Eliminate Interference

In a connected car, too much electromagnetic interference can cause sensitive electronic equipment to degrade and eventually, to malfunction. A false triggering of the car’s ignition system is a prime example. Ensuring the car’s compliance with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards and requirements is, therefore, critical. With our solutions, you can mitigate this risk by accurately evaluating emissions, identifying suspect signals, and diagnosing causes of non-compliant emissions.

Automotive Meets Smart Technologies

Learn the fastest way to test some of the most complex smart car technologies.

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