An ADAS Feature Rating System: Proposing a New Industry Standard 2019-24-0251
The rapid introduction of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) in modern vehicles has the commendable overarching goal of improving the Safety of the driver, passengers and other traffic participants. As integral part of Automated Vehicles included within the SAE Levels 1-3, ADAS prepare the path toward full autonomy and consequently they are subjected to some of the same challenges. A recent SAE EDGE™ report considers the following four areas to be unsettled domains in automated vehicle sensors, due mainly to the lack of common understanding around various aspects pertaining to each of them:
• Terminology and taxonomy
• Testing, simulation, and calibration
• Security, robustness, and integrity
• Data ownership and privacy
Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. is the lead company in automotive Lidar sensing technology, but also one of the strongest Safety Advocacy voices within the industry. Accordingly, Velodyne published several thought leading white papers addressing the first three topics listed above.
This new SAE paper by Velodyne will build on the previous framework related to developing, testing, validating and marketing Lidar centric Safety oriented ADAS solutions. The paper will also introduce Vella, Velodyne’s driving assistance software solution, which in conjunction with the Velarray and other advanced technology Velodyne Lidar sensors, stands at the forefront of ADAS developments. Systems incorporating the Velarray, the VelaDome and Vella will outperform the current state of the art, allowing for superior navigation in scenarios that are edge cases for current approaches and will enable superior performance for Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control--the foundational use cases of L2+ ADAS systems.