Vehicle Scenarios

Drive cycles, driver models, test maneuvers, and 3D simulation in Unreal Engine® visualization environment

To configure vehicle scenarios, use the drive cycle, driver, and 3D simulation blocks.

  • Drive Cycle Source block — Generates a standard or user-specified longitudinal drive cycle. By default, the block includes the FTP–75 drive cycle. To install additional drive cycles from a support package, see Support Package For Maneuver and Drive Cycle Data. The support package has drive cycles that include gear shift schedules, for example JC08 and CUEDC.

  • Driver blocks — Implement controllers that generate normalized steering, acceleration, and braking commands to track velocity or displacement.

  • 3D visualization blocks — Integrate 3D visualization environment with Simulink® so that you can interrogate the world around the vehicle for virtually testing perception, control, and planning algorithms.


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Drive Cycle SourceStandard or specified longitudinal drive cycle
Lateral DriverLateral path-tracking controller
Longitudinal DriverLongitudinal speed-tracking controller
Predictive DriverPredictive driver controller to track longitudinal speed and lateral path
Simulation 3D Scene ConfigurationScene configuration for 3D simulation environment
Simulation 3D VehicleImplement vehicle in 3D environment
Simulation 3D Vehicle with Ground FollowingImplement vehicle that follows ground in 3D environment
Vehicle Terrain SensorVehicle and tire distances to objects
Simulation 3D Actor Transform GetGet actor translation, rotation, scale
Simulation 3D Actor Transform SetSet actor translation, rotation, scale
Simulation 3D Camera GetCamera image
Simulation 3D Message GetRetrieve data from Unreal Engine visualization environment
Simulation 3D Message SetSend data to Unreal Engine visualization environment

Scenes and Vehicle Dimensions

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Curved RoadCurved road 3D environment
Double Lane ChangeDouble lane change 3D environment
Open SurfaceOpen surface 3D environment
Large Parking LotLarge parking lot 3D environment
Parking LotParking lot 3D environment
Straight RoadStraight road 3D environment
US City BlockUS city block 3D environment
US HighwayUS highway 3D environment
Virtual McityVirtual Mcity 3D environment
Box TruckBox truck vehicle dimensions
HatchbackHatchback vehicle dimensions
Muscle CarMuscle car vehicle dimensions
SedanSedan vehicle dimensions
Small Pickup TruckSmall pickup truck vehicle dimensions
Sport Utility VehicleSport utility vehicle dimensions


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sim3d.EditorInterface to the Unreal Engine project
openOpen the Unreal Editor


Send and Receive Double-Lane Change Scene Data

Use the Simulation 3D Message Set and Simulation 3D Message Get blocks to communicate with the double-lane change scene.

Support Package for Customizing Scenes

To customize scenes, use the Vehicle Dynamics Blockset™ Interface for Unreal Engine 4 Projects support package.

Support Package For Maneuver and Drive Cycle Data

Install drive cycle and maneuver data from a support package.

Vehicle Dynamics Blockset Communication with 3D Visualization Software

The vehicle dynamics models run maneuvers in a 3D environment.

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