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Develop, test and release autonomous driving functions with AV-in-the-Loop

At IPG Automotive, AV-in-the-Loop describes a test method to test and validate customer-specific automated driving functions which comprises software and/or hardware components geared towards each other according to the use case.

Our experts configure individual test setups. Thanks to its modularity, the test setup can be expanded at any time if additional components need to be added to the test process.

Who benefits from AV-in-the-Loop?

From OEMs to Tier 2 development engineers for camera imagers for example to service providers: our products can be adapted individually to fit your use case.

What is AV-in-the-Loop?


  • AV stands for autonomous vehicle.
  • The abbreviation AV covers the SAE-defined levels of automated driving functions 1–5, including respective sensor equipment and vehicle subsystems (according to Sense-Plan-Act).


  • In-the-Loop refers to closed-loop as well as open-loop test methods to develop and validate driving functions.
  • With AV-in-the-Loop, we test automated driving functions comprehensively in the areas of MIL, SIL, HIL and VIL.

How can AV-in-the-Loop serve you?

  • Integration of virtual and real AV ECU(s) in test processes
  • Test during development (from MIL to VIL)
  • Consideration of ODD (operational design domain)
  • Fail-safe testing
  • Full validation of automated driving functions

Use cases at a glance

Based on camera, radar, lidar or ultrasonic sensors: AV-in-the-Loop supports the development of all automated driving functions up to level 5!

Traffic jam chauffeur

Autonomous emergency braking and Lane keeping assist

Valet parking

Local driverless taxi

Your benefits at a glance


A bundled system for numerous use cases

Adaptable and easy to integrate

Choice between turnkey solution and use of individual components with open interface

Modular and expandable

Adapted to individual use cases including possibility to expand system


The test setup meets individual customer requirements


Closed-loop and open-loop testing for consistent and robust test processes in full vehicle context

Which products can be implemented in the AV-in-the-Loop test setup?

Simultaneously calculate multiple sensor types

Integrate raw sensor data directly


Contact us now and book a consultation with our team.

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