Unsettled Issues in Determining Appropriate Modeling Fidelity for
Automated Driving Systems Simulation EPR2019007
This SAE EDGE™ Research Report identifies key unsettled issues of interest to the
automotive industry regarding the challenges of achieving optimal model fidelity
for developing, validating, and verifying vehicles capable of automated driving.
Three main issues are outlined that merit immediate interest:
First, assuring that simulation models
represent their real-world counterparts, how to quantify simulation
model fidelity, and how to assess system
Second, developing a universal
simulation model interface and language for verifying, simulating,
and calibrating automated driving
Third, characterizing and
determining the different requirements for sensor, vehicle,
environment, and human driver models.
SAE EDGE™ Research Reports are preliminary investigations of new technologies.
The three technical issues identified in this report need to be discussed in
greater depth with the aims of, first, clarifying the scope of the industry-wide
alignment needed; second, prioritizing the issues requiring resolution; and,
third, creating a plan to generate the necessary frameworks, practices, and
NOTE: SAE EDGE™ Research Reports are intended to identify and illuminate key
issues in emerging, but still unsettled, technologies of interest to the
mobility industry. The goal of SAE EDGE™ Research Reports is to stimulate
discussion and work in the hope of promoting and speeding resolution of
identified issues. SAE EDGE™ Research Reports are not intended to resolve the
issues they identify or close any topic to further scrutiny.