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Mesh representation of bicycle in driving scenario

Since R2020a



vehicleMesh = driving.scenario.bicycleMesh creates a mesh representation of a bicycle as an extendedObjectMesh object, mesh.


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Add a prebuilt bicycle mesh to a driving scenario. Then, use a lidarPointCloudGenerator System object™ to generate a point cloud of the bicycle mesh.

Create and show the prebuilt bicycle mesh.

mesh = driving.scenario.bicycleMesh;
egoMesh = driving.scenario.carMesh;

ans = 
  Axes with properties:

             XLim: [-0.5000 0.5000]
             YLim: [-0.2000 0.2000]
           XScale: 'linear'
           YScale: 'linear'
    GridLineStyle: '-'
         Position: [0.1300 0.1100 0.7750 0.8150]
            Units: 'normalized'

  Use GET to show all properties

Create a driving scenario.

s = drivingScenario;

Add a straight road to the driving scenario. The road has one lane traveling in each direction.

road(s,[0 0 0; 30 0 0],'Lanes',lanespec([1 1]));

Add a car as an ego vehicle and a bicycle as a non-ego actor.

egoVehicle = vehicle(s,'ClassID',1,'Mesh',egoMesh);
bicycle = vehicle(s,'Position',[15 2 0],'Yaw',180,'ClassID',3,'Mesh',mesh);
smoothTrajectory(egoVehicle,[1 -2 0; 21.3 -2 0],20);

Plot the driving scenario. Set name-value pair 'Meshes','on' to show the meshes of the actors in the plot.


Create a lidarPointCloudGenerator System object. Set the actor profiles of the System object to those in the driving scenario.

lidar = lidarPointCloudGenerator;
lidar.ActorProfiles = actorProfiles(s);

Generate a lidar point cloud of the driving scenario.

player = pcplayer([-20 20],[-10 10],[0 4]);
while advance(s)
 tgts = targetPoses(egoVehicle);
 rdmesh = roadMesh(egoVehicle);
 [ptCloud,isValidTime] = lidar(tgts,rdmesh,s.SimulationTime);
    if isValidTime

Output Arguments

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Mesh representation of bicycle, returned as an extendedObjectMesh object. The origin of the mesh is located at its geometric center.

You can develop your own meshes by using this prebuilt bicycle mesh as a starting point. At the MATLAB® command line, enter:

edit driving.scenario.bicycleMesh

Version History

Introduced in R2020a