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2018-03-17
Updated: 2022-08-10

SIVERT - A project to enhance wireless performance

Sweden’s public innovation agency, Vinnova, with the collaboration FFI, Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation, has awarded a SEK 13.699 million development and research grant to Volvo Cars, Lund University, Volvo Group, RanLOS and RISE for the project SImulation and VErification of wiReless Technologies (SIVERT). The grant is part of the venture Electronic, software and communication – FFI.
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Wireless connectivity in cars is no longer mainly about traditional infotainment features. It encapsulates full connectivity intelligence, over-the-air updates of software and maps, and a range of services such as phone as key, in-car delivery etc. It is also used as input to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) functionality in the form of traffic warnings, and expected to play a larger role in both ADAS and Autonomous Drive (AD) with the introduction of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. Simulation and testing is a prerequisite for developing and ensuring performance and reliability of the wireless links that enables the use of a large range of connected applications.

The work packages in the SIVERT project are focusing on doing system simulations, developing a test setup for component testing with channel emulation, and investigating four different system verification methods on complete vehicle in lab. RanLOS with its measurement system will be part of the latter work package, where the system will be compared to an OTA multi-probe ring setup, a “wireless cable” setup and a reverberation chamber.

 

Summary

Project name: Sivert
Project start: 2018-04-01
Duration: 2018-04-01 to 2021-11-30

Project participants:
Volvo Cars, Lund University, Volvo AB, RISE, RanLOS

About the project participants:

Volvo Cars
Volvo Cars started producing automobiles in Sweden in 1927. Today, they are global, with sales in about 100 countries. They always focus on innovation and world-leading safety technology. Their history of game-changing achievements positions Volvo Cars as one of the most respected and recognizable car brands in the world. Their award-winning Volvo Cars continue to set new benchmarks in automotive safety and connectivity, and they are committed to their industry-leading vision for an all-electric future.

Volvo Group
Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase their customers’ uptime and productivity. They are committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Volvo Group headquarter is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and their shares are listed on Nasdaq in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Lund University
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. LTH is one of the largest faculties at Lund University, and provide several of the most attractive courses in Sweden, as well as broad research. Every year, LTH publishes around 100 theses and 1,700 scientific findings that pave the way for scientific discoveries and new, social betterment innovations.

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through their international collaboration programmes with industry, academia and the public sector, they ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our close to 3 000 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes. RISE is an independent, state-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and 130 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services.

RanLOS 
RanLOS originates from research at Chalmers University of Technology. RanLOS mission is to provide our customers with the most innovative and easy to use test systems for vehicles, base stations, antennas and other connected devices. With smart solutions RanLOS aim to a contribute to a safer connected society by enabling customers to measure more frequently and lower their costs as well as shorten their product development process.

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Volvo car in test with RanLOS Sub-6 GHz measurement system. Picture was taken during the SIVERT project. 

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