The Instrumented Vehicle Laboratory (IVL) is located at the George Washington University's Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC). It is housed in a special garage at Innovation Hall.
The Instrumented Vehicle (IV) assembled, offers a unique opportunity for research with possible applications related to human factor studies, connected vehicle and automation studies and telematics. The vehicle (a Ford Taurus 2001) is equipped with three systems working in unison; a Lidar system, a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) and an OBD (on-board diagnostics) monitoring system. Data from all three systems is received by an in-vehicle laptop – which will generate a local timestamp for synchronization purposes. Detailed trajectory data may be collected every 0.1 second with an error of +/- 0.5 centimeters. Video cameras record the driver behavior and the corresponding surrounding view.
Instrumented Vehicle Components Locations and Wiring
Lidar System – ibeo LUX Fusion System
Individual components: ECU (External Computing Unit) (3); Sync Box (4); Power Box (7); Lidar Sensors (1); Ethernet Switch (5); Laptop.
DGPS System – Novatel DGPS
Individual components: High Performance GNSS Antenna (2); Laptop (8); High Precision GNSS Receiver (6)
OBD System - Caflor Industries IOSiX OBD-II Datalogger
Individual components: OBD Logger (9); MicroSD Card (8), Laptop (8)