SAE 2014 Active Safety Systems Symposium

Technical Session Schedule

Thursday, October 23

Near Term: 0-7 Years
(Session Code: CASS1)

Room 140 A/B  ALL DAY

Organizers - Laura Gonnella, SAE International
Chairpersons - Donald Parker, Exponent Failure Analysis; Rini Sherony, Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg NA Inc.

Time Paper No. Title
8:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Opening Keynote - The Road to Automated and Autonomous Driving - Leveraging Affordable Active Safety
Praveen Chandrasekar, Frost & Sullivan
9:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Critical Drivers of Active Safety at Audi
The objective for the further progress of safety systems is the reduction of fatalities and injuries in real world traffic. Safety systems at Audi are always considered to be in the background, a safety net, fully supporting a holistic integrated safety systems approach, i.e. along the full accident chain of events. The systems include not only active safety systems, passive systems, post-crash systems each acting before, during, and after a collision respectively, but it also include intelligent connections between them. Examples are reversible belt pre-tensioners which use pre-collision information to influence the occupant movement by warning and positioning the occupant before and during the collision as well as brake systems which influence the vehicle behavior before during and after a collision through AEB and post collision braking. To accelerate the installation rate/penetration of active safety systems such systems are being incentivized by other stakeholders. Examples are insurance premium discounts for fitment on AEB systems in UK and Germany. Given this trend, it is critical that such system implementations balance the projected positive real world benefit and the unintended side effects, such as possible false alarms or even consumer irritation, to avoid stalling system adoption.
Thorsten Leonhardt, Audi
9:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Critical Drivers of Active Safety at General Motors
At GM “intelligent and connected” vehicles are an engineering reality, and the right path for us to follow as we design our next generation of vehicles. Our Active Safety suite of technologies offer so much potential for good, and we are turning that potential into reality in order to reduce crashes and injuries. To do that, we have to be passionate and fearless advocates for safety technologies like vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and ultimately, fully-autonomous driving. This presentation will cover GM’s Automated Driving roadmap, review key upcoming advanced features and identify important challenges and opportunities to advance the industry in the journey to intelligent and connected vehicles.
Cynthia G. Bay, General Motors Co.
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Automotive Cybersecurity Environment
Technology is advancing, connection mechanisms are growing, and consumers and hackers are becoming more sophisticated. With increasing networking between modules and access points into the vehicle, the attack surface has increased thereby opening up new potential vulnerabilities. Automobiles are no longer mere mechanical devices but are controlled by dozens of digital computers coordinated by internal networks. While all this technology has allowed for better personalized experiences, seamless integration into a person’s lifestyle, differential services, predictive diagnostics and safer driving conditions, the increase in complexity drives the need for advanced security and data solutions.
Lisa T. Boran, Ford Motor Co.
11:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Nissan's Active Safety Strategy - Paving the Way to Autonomous Drive
Active safety systems hold great promise to help the vehicle safety community reduce crashes and crash severity. As these systems continue to be developed and offered on a wider range of vehicle models, we must consider not only what role they can play in contributing overall traffic safety, but also how the development and adoption of such technologies aids the auto industry in the development of autonomous vehicles.
Sarah Hiple, Nissan North America Inc.
11:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Critical Drivers of Active Safety at Honda
Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
1:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Critical Drivers of Active Safety
Hiroyuki Asada, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
2:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Improving Comfort and Safety with Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive
Active safety is more than the sum of isolated features. Mercedes Intelligent Drive is comprised of a network of sensors and actuators that -- as a whole -- provides superior levels of comfort and safety . Furthermore, the Intelligent Drive architecture has been designed to allow adaptation across the Mercedes-Benz model line. The presenter will give his perspective on how comfort and safety systems work together for current and future mobility applications and how real life driving data helps to prioritize the market introduction of new technology.
Matthias Struck, Daimler AG
2:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Pedestrian Pre-Collision System Performance Evaluation
This presentation describes the development of test conditions and related equipment including an adult and child surrogate pedestrian target for test track evaluation of pedestrian Pre-Collision Systems (PCS). The test scenarios were developed using pedestrian crash data from NHTSA’s General Estimate System (GES), Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), state data (Michigan) and analysis of 110-Car naturalistic driving data collected using video data recorders as part of this project. The 77GHz radar reflection characteristics of the pedestrian test targets were determined using radar scanning of 10 real people of different shapes and sizes including male, female and children. The shape and articulated motion of the surrogate pedestrian targets were determined from analysis of gait, knee angle and related measurements of real people. Finally the performance of two different Pedestrian PCS equipped vehicles were evaluated using the two surrogate pedestrian targets at test track testing.
Rini Sherony, Toyota Motor Engineering & Mfg NA Inc.
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Next Generation Eyesight and Future Strategy
Presentation describes Subaru’s approach for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System), focused on its stereo camera system, EyeSight. EyeSight has been playing a critical role to achieve Subaru’s goal “Zero Accidents by Automobiles” by providing better safety and reducing driving workload in all driving-stages. EyeSight recognizes various types of objects (e.g. vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians) simultaneously for functions including Pre-collision braking, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lead vehicle Start Alert, and Lane Departure Warning. Subaru’s Next Generation EyeSight uses CMOS stereo camera with color recognition, wider detection range, and additional steering control, to provide new and improved safety functions. Configuration of the Next Generation Eyesight is explained as well as functionalities of new systems – Active Lane Keep System, Improved Pre-Collision Braking System/ACC, and Pre-Collision Reserve Throttle Management. EyeSight continues to be Subaru’s core technology for future strategy, which will be utilized for Subaru’s automated vehicles in the future. With further improved EyeSight combined with other technologies (e.g. ultrasonic, radar and V2X), Subaru will enable omni-directional sensing to cover 360-degree for safer and more secure traffic environment.
John Frooshani, Fuji Heavy Industries, USA Inc
4:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Theoretical Expectations and Real World Results for Crash Avoidance Technology
Crash avoidance technology has great promise to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes. However, the real world benefits of current technology depends greatly on driver acceptance and usage as well as the physical performance of systems. In this presentation, insurance claims experience will be reviewed for several crash avoidance features, including forward collision warning and auto brake systems, and the reductions in claims experience will be compared with what might have been expected based on the theoretical relevance of the systems to various crash scenarios. The presentation also will discuss briefly how and when future developments in autonomous vehicles and vehicle to vehicle connectivity might contribute to the avoidance of crashes.
Matthew Moore, Highway Loss Data Institute
4:30 p.m. Panel
Expert Panel Discussion: Perspective on Mass Deployment Strategies
Moderators - Gerald Conover, PRC Associates
Panelists -
John P. Capp, General Motors Co.
Hideki Hada, Toyota Motor Company
Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
Thorsten Leonhardt, Audi AG
Matthew Moore, Highway Loss Data Institute
Michael Thoeny, Delphi Electronics & Safety