Our Connecticut Roads model is a 44km loop, driveable in both directions. This location is a popular vehicle testing route in the US. With its mix of split-dual carriageway, single carriageways, bridges and rural suburban roads, the length and variety of this digital model make it a challenging and robust environment for vehicle development.
Most of the route is flanked by heavy vegetation, lampposts, utility poles and various fence types presenting challenges for driver navigation and sensor systems. The model also features a multi-lane state highway which includes entry and exit ramps as well as sections without road markings or hard shoulders. There are also interchanges with elevation changes which see drivers and systems experiencing semi-blind corners. The variety of roads and features within this model make it a great choice for testing perception algorithms. When it was built, our model of Connecticut roads was one of rFpro’s largest digital twins, in terms of distance covered. The team developed the model in distinct sections to make its creation more manageable and as such, this model is available to customers in a variety of releases.
This model enables our customers to develop their vehicles and sensor systems within an accurate digital model of a typical rural North American setting. Used by leading OEMs, the model ensures that thorough safety tests can be undertaken before the vehicle hits the open road in the real world.