Teledyne LeCroy Selects Spirent to Add Cellular Testing for Connected Cars

Teledyne LeCroy has announced the availability of cellular testing as an expansion of its connected car testing services at its Automotive Technology Center in Farmington Hills, MI. Automotive manufacturers and suppliers can now ensure that vehicles and systems provide flawless 4G LTE connectivity for in-vehicle apps and emergency services, and can do so without spending capital on cellular testing gear.

Teledyne LeCroy selected Spirent Communications, as its technology partner to deliver the new service offering. The service creates a virtual test track, allowing manufacturers to ensure that capabilities such as Wi-Fi hot spot, streaming media, and emergency calling all perform as intended. Virtual test tracks exercise the vehicle as it moves between 3G and 4G coverage, across carrier and roaming and country borders, and as it experiences areas of marginal coverage, interference and high cell loading.

Drive testing is currently costing auto manufacturers a large amount during development. With this solution they can now get a more repeatable and reliable result at a fraction of the cost. Teledyne LeCroy is the go-to authority for Bluetooth testing, serving 9 of the top 10 auto manufacturers. They have now pioneered this new testing service for the automotive industry to use to test LTE technologies, and set the standard for future 5G connectivity testing.