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

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.
Kay Stepper, Robert Bosch LLC
8:30 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.
Peter Waeltermann, dSPACE GmbH
9:00 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Silicon Development to Handle Advance Integrated Systems
Kai Konrad, Infineon Technologies North America Corp.
9:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Driver Distraction, Driver Judgement, & Risk Mitigation
Holger Schanz, Continental Corporation
10:30 a.m. ORAL ONLY
A Platform Approach to Automated Driving Development
Whether or not you like the idea of cars driving themselves, OEMs are adding increasing levels of automation to cars every year. These features improve safety and add driver convenience by offloading mundane tasks and managing information/task load. This step-by-step approach solves many problems but leads to technology fragmentation for OEMs and Tier 1s interested in a top down approach, which is a faster path toward revolutionizing mobility. Today every OEM and major Tier 1 has their own autonomous vehicle development program requiring investment on a massive scale. In addition, these companies end up duplicating much of the foundational work, even though that is not their key value add or differentiation.
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
Legal Implications of Long-Term Active Safety Technologies
Stephen P. Wood, National Hwy Traffic Safety Admin
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 Technologies
Panelists -
Denso TBD