Overcoming Challenges of Validation Automated Driving and Identification of Critical Scenarios

Cheng Wang, Hermann Winner

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Automated driving has arisen more and more attention both in traditional automobile industries and in IT companies. Rapid development and significant results have been achieved. However, there are few effective and satisfying methods to prove that Highly Automated Driving (HAD) is currently at least as safe as a human driver. In this paper, a novel validation method named Virtual Assessment of Automation in Field Operation (VAAFO) is introduced in detail. In VAAFO, HAD system has no access to actuators but runs in parallel while human driver drives the vehicle. Behavior comparison between human-driven vehicle and HAD in same scenario is a main new feature in VAAFO to validate automated driving and find out potential critical scenarios. Combined with correction of world model and criticality metrics, potential critical scenarios are filtered further to identify real critical scenarios. Different modules of VAAFO are explained elaborately based on these working principles. In principle, the proposed method could accelerate testing and validation of HAD a lot without bringing additional risks. Moreover, critical scenarios will be identified as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2639-2644
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-7024-8, 978-1-5386-7023-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-7025-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2019
EventThe 22nd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2019 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 27 Oct 201930 Oct 2019
Conference number: 22
https://ieee-itsc.org/2019/www.itsc2019.org/index.html

Conference

ConferenceThe 22nd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2019
Abbreviated titleITSC 2019
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period27/10/1930/10/19
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