Sd Labs
Vehicle Interface

The essential piece of code connecting the self-driving software with the vehicle


An open-source interface for best-in-class control

The SD Labs Vehicle Interface is a unique piece of software, sitting between the self-driving computer and the drive-by-wire robotics system of the car. 

Configurable for any vehicle, our Vehicle Interface is fully customisable to your control needs. We never interfere with the original CAN systems of the car so you can be certain that you are building on top of a stack of technologies that safely work seamlessly together, and ensure a solid foundation for all developments. 

Did we mention that it’s open-source, and fully integrated into Project Aslan? 


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Safe, robust communication between software and vehicle control


Adaptable, robust interface, fully adjustable

Reliably send steering, throttle and brake commands to the vehicle

Written in fully documented C++ in the form of a ROS node

Preserves the original safety systems of the vehicle

Tune your vehicle’s behaviour, and apply these configurations to other vehicles

Fully open-source and integrated into Project Aslan, ready for the road


Safety by design

Safety is clearly the most important aspect when deploying self-driving vehicles and all starts with the vehicle itself. The years of experience we have in our engineering team in automotive control systems means that we can build the safest possible drive-by-wire system in parallel with the vehicle manufacturers existing systems.

This means no hacking, no spoofing and no risk of unknown failures affecting the vehicle. Safety comes first, and the integrated solution we provide means that our customers can be certain that they are building a stack of technologies that safely work seamlessly together.

Published functionality safety

Work remotely in the Cloud – anytime and on any device – without the hassle of uploading and downloading files.

Keep a geographically dispersed team collaborating – and always in sync.

Supports UK DfT rules on data access

Get collaborators onboard quickly with a single, intuitive interface.

Curated design tools provide the functionality and flexibility that your team really needs – without any unnecessary or distracting complexity.

Tried and tested driver interface

Work within a single creative context to maintain your team’s focus and momentum.

Keep all stakeholders building consensus and communicating clearly.

Our Insights into the Software

2020 Safety Report

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