Annually, according to World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.3 million people worldwide die in traffic accidents. Especially, so-called vulnerable road user like pedestrians are affected. This is why the enhancement of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is one of the major tasks within automotive industry. Such systems are integrated in cars to detect and prevent accidents. Along with ADAS gaining more and more importance in car industry, also the development of control modules to facilitate the test process of these systems becomes necessary. One big part of such control modules is the positioning of the vehicles involved, which is necessary to perform realistic reliable tests. In principle, a system for testing ADAS consists of a test vehicle, one or more dummy platforms (simulating other road users) and a control server to supervise the test procedures. Up to now, there only exists one commercial system where both test vehicle and dummy platform are equipped with a GPS receiver, but this system is based on expensive components. The target of this project is to develop a demonstrator for ADAS testing based on reasonably priced hardware and positioning components (single-frequency RTK and INS) installed on the vehicles. A unique ultra-flat dummy platform shall avoid damages on the test vehicle. Two operation modes will be supported: either both vehicles run along predefined trajectories automatically, or the test vehicle is controlled by a real person and the dummy platform has to be coupled to the test vehicle trajectory in order to synchronize the meeting time. The key part of this project is the single-frequency RTK positioning component tailored to run on the process computer of the mobile platforms.
|Effective start/end date||1/03/12 → 30/08/13|
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