Validate and Test Autonomous Vehicle Compute Hardware

At the heart of the autonomous vehicle (AV) there is a powerful compute platform. Its job is to keep us safe inside and outside the vehicle. This supercomputer takes in synchronized data from multiple sensors to interpret the environment and driving circumstances, and determines the appropriate action for the AV. Design and test engineers must strike a balance between computing power, efficiency, and thoroughly testing functionality and reliability to:


  • Validate features such as thermal performance, power consumption, sensor interfaces, communications, and PCB functionality
  • Adapt the test system to follow design changes of the compute platform and architecture
  • Meet the time-to-market deadline for building AVs
  • Log test data for analysis, traceability, and quality purposes

AV Compute Platform Tester

  • PXI provides modular I/O for electrical signals, sensor interfaces, automotive communications, and network and wireless interfaces to fit your exact device architecture.
  • NI's software is flexible and integrates easily with your existing test system.
  • NI's software-connected approach helps you scale to new test requirements and manage data to improve efficiency.

Solution Advantages

“With over 40 years working with teams automating V&V test systems, NI is a trusted advisor for helping test engineering groups maximize test effectiveness, enabling them to release quality products efficiently and confidently.”

–Chad Chesney, General Manager and Vice President, Transportation, NI

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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.

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NI partners with you throughout the life cycle of your application by delivering training, technical support, consultation and integration services, and maintenance programs. Accelerate your learning with our company-specific and geographic user groups. Build proficiency with online and in-person training options.

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