High-Bandwidth In-Vehicle Data Logging for ADAS and AD

Advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) test engineers record sensor and ground truth data during road testing to verify sensor capabilities and train ADAS and autonomous vehicle (AV) algorithms. Autonomous driving (AD) software demands multiple high-bandwidth sensors, driving exponential data volume and movement growth. To cost-effectively keep up with technology, today’s data-recording solutions must be simultaneously high-performance, forward-thinking, and adaptable.


  • Synchronization—Provide microsecond-level accuracy for sensor and vehicle network interfaces. 
  • Changing and Evolving Requirements—Adapt to evolving vehicle technology for current and future regulatory requirements.
  • Data Volume—Manage data capture in GB/s and store hundreds of terabytes per day and vehicle while still being able to visualize data during road testing.
  • Data Quality and Cost—Precisely measure I/O, lossless data handling, and data reduction at the beginning of the data life cycle.
  • Integrated System—Eliminate multiple disparate sensor recording solutions to avoid installation complexity and decrease the risk of failure.

NI Data Record System AD

  • Leverage PXI Express—the open industry standard—for high-throughput data streaming, tight synchronization through an integrated 100 MHz clock, and high-performance computing.
  • Use native GMSL and FPD-Link camera interfaces to log vehicle sensor data without additional converters directly into the NI PXI system.
  • Choose an automotive network (Automotive Ethernet, FlexRay, CAN, or LIN) and Ethernet interfaces from NI’s catalog and augment the open system with third-party products.
  • Select proven IT storage options and combine PXI in-chassis data recording devices with external storage systems with 200+ TB from the Seagate Lyve Mobile porfolio.
  • Use NI Data Record AD high-performance application software for data movement and synchronization—including APIs and plug-ins for customization—and connect to KT Prelabel Tool.

Solution Advantages

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See the Results of the Digital Twin Creator

The Real-to-Virtual (R2V) Technology

Experience the NI monoDrive Digital Twin Creator that transforms recorded road test data into a virtual representation. Use your preferred simulator to create permutations of the same recorded scenes to accelerate the development process and reduce cost.

“The Assisted and Automated Driving Verification and Validation (V&V) department at JLR works closely together with NI to develop synergies between V&V methods and tools. The possibility to use the same data as well as common hardware and software platforms for ADAS data logging, SIL, HIL, and VIL increases our V&V testing to be more robust and efficient and deliver better quality. We adjust tools to our process, not the opposite!”

–Marek Krezalek, Senior Technical Specialist, Assisted and Automated Driving V&V, Jaguar Land Rover

Build Your Solution with the NI Ecosystem

NI offers a variety of solution integration options customized to your application-specific requirements. You can use your own internal integration teams for full system control or leverage the expertise of NI and our worldwide NI Partner Network to obtain a turnkey solution.

Konrad Technologies

Konrad Technologies is the NI Certified Partner for delivering custom Data Record System AD solutions for your application requirements. Integration services include custom run-time and development GUIs, custom sensor combination and data processing support, and complete system installation with in-vehicle and in-lab deployment support services.

Services and Support

NI partners with you throughout your application’s life cycle by delivering instructor-led and online Data Record System AD training, technical support, repair, and replacement. More comprehensive services include on-site and remote bring-up, as well as professional services ranging from integration engineering and methodology consulting to resident engineering.

Solving the Challenges of High-Speed In-Vehicle Data Logging for ADAS and Autonomous Driving

In this webinar, learn how NI has turned its open hardware and software capabilities into the new Data Record System AD, which helps you overcome common ADAS and AV challenges.

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