SAE 2014 Active Safety Systems Symposium

Technical Session Schedule

Friday, October 24

Near Term: 0-7 Years
(Session Code: CASS2)

Room 140 A/B  ALL DAY

Organizers - Laura Gonnella, SAE International
Chairpersons - Scott Craig, Infineon Technologies North America Corp.; Frank Sgambati, Robert Bosch LLC

Time Paper No. Title
8:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Integrated Safety Systems – Status and Roadmap
This presentation provides an overview of the current technological and market situation in the area of integrated safety systems. It will also include the Robert Bosch perspective as part of the overview. The presentation will address current and future challenges for passive and active safety systems and the strong link between integrated safety and automated driving. The concept will be further explained by means of concrete examples of integrated safety functions and their respective electrical architectures, functionalities, and safety benefits for vehicle automation up to and even beyond Level 2 systems as defined by NHTSA.
Robert Jones, Robert Bosch LLC
8:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning
This presentation discusses the methodologies of testing passenger vehicles to the NHTSA NCAP Advanced Technologies test program, which includes Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Crash Imminent Braking (CIB), Dynamic Brake Support (DBS) Systems, and Lane Keeping Support (LKS) tests. The presentation explains the test procedures developed by NHTSA as well as the pass / fail criteria, test equipment, and facilities required to conduct each test. Samples of actual test data are discussed, including an overview of data plots, photographs, and video footage.
John Wesley Phillips, Transportation Research Center Inc.
9:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Silicon Development to Handle Advance Integrated Systems
With humans still representing a main root cause of accidents the car industry is now determined to make the vision of autonomous driving turn real. If there is a higher dependence on electronic systems then there is need to ensure absence of unreasonable risk due to hazards caused by malfunctioning behavior of each electronic system itself.
Patrick Leteinturier, Infineon Technologies AG
9:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Driver Distraction, Driver Judgement, & Risk Mitigation
Holger Schanz, Continental Corporation
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
A Platform Approach to Automated Driving Development
OEMs and Tier 1s each have autonomous vehicle development programs requiring massive investment. These companies end up duplicating foundational work, even though that is not their key value add. This step-by-step approach solves many problems but leads to fragmentation for those interested in a top down approach. Creating a platform is required to properly address this challenge -- leveraging a core team of technology partners to provide a full hardware and software foundation with a scalable roadmap of processors, system software, middleware, APIs and tools. This approach best enables innovation at the application and functionality level without reinventing the base platform.
Geoff Ballew, NVIDIA
11:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Measuring the Performance of Active Safety Algorithms and Systems
In any active safety system, it is desired to measure the “performance”. For the estimation case, generally a cost function like Mean-Square Error is used. For detection cases, the combination of Probability of Detection and Probability of False Alarm is used. Scenarios that would really expose performance measurement involve complex, dangerous and costly driving situations and are hard to recreate or even obtain. Using a virtual tool, we can produce the trials necessary to adequately determine the performance of active safety algorithms and systems. In this paper, we will outline the problem of measuring the performance of active safety algorithms or systems. We will then discuss the approach of using complex scenario design and Monte Carlo techniques to determine performance. We then follow with a brief discussion of Prescan and how it can help in this endeavor. Finally, two Monte Carlo type examples for particular active safety algorithms (LDW and AEB) will be presented.
Tony Gioutsos, Tass International
11:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Automated Testing of Active Safety Systems According to EURO NCAP Test Methods
Increasingly tough safety requirements are enormous challenges for the automotive industry. One way in which automobile manufacturers (OEMs) are responding is by implementing a growing number of advanced driver assistance systems. These help boost road safety and make motorists’ routine tasks easier. In the future, OEMs will increasingly introduce active safety functions in the different vehicles classes due to mandatory regulations at European level and stricter Euro NCAP criteria. From 2014 onwards, Euro NCAP ratings will include an assessment of lane support and autonomous emergency brake (AEB) systems for city (AEB City) and inter-urban (AEB Inter-Urban) use cases. Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and vulnerable road user detection (AEB Pedestrian, AEB VRU) will follow in 2016. For these active safety systems, Euro NCAP has defined or is defining distinct methods for real-world vehicle tests. This presentation introduces new technologies and tools for the verification of active safety and advanced driver assistance systems by means of model-in-the-loop (MIL), software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation. A test framework is introduced, allowing the automated execution and evaluation of the above-mentioned Euro NCAP test methods in a virtual environment. At the end of every test run, the user is given a detailed report and the total score result, for example, for AEB City. Precious time and costs can be saved by means of this frontloading approach.
Mahendra Muli, dSPACE Inc.
1:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Overcoming the Product Liability Defense Challenges Associated with Vehicle Driver Assist Technologies, Sensor Technologies and Active Safety Systems; and Anticipating the Future of Claims Involving Autonomous Cars
The automotive industry is undergoing unprecedented change in the area of active safety and autonomous driving technology. The wide-scale development and implementation of advanced active safety technologies up to and including self-driving cars also raise many questions and bring new regulatory and product liability challenges to product designers and manufacturers. Examples of these questions include the follow: What is the state of regulation today applicable to this rapidly developing technology? What are the general views of the regulators about self driving cars? What is the consumer expectation? What happens when the system fails and reasonable actions by the driver/occupant could have prevented an accident? Who will consumers blame when accidents occur? Who will Courts hold liable when consumers file suit? How will this technology change current law applicable to automotive product liability? What challenges lie ahead for manufacturers that must defend their design decisions to juries by use of source code and other complex data?
Thomas P. Branigan, Bowman & Brooke
2:00 p.m. Panel
Active and Passive Safety Integration
A panel of experts will discuss looking at system integration approach to meet the OEM customer who is trying to meeting the ultimate “consumer” customer needs. This panel looks at the various opportunities and applications being developed and the challenges of system integration of these technologies.
Moderators - Drew Winter, Wards Automotive Group
Panelists -
Robert Jones, Robert Bosch LLC
John McGowan, Infineon Technologies North America Corp.
Ronald Schubert, DENSO International America Inc.
Christian Schumacher, Continental Automotive Systems US Inc.
Brooke Williams, Texas Instruments Inc.