FAARV - Feasibility of testing relevant ADAS and AD scenarios in an Augmented Reality Vehicle
Purpose and goal
For certain ADAS and AD test scenarios, a test platform which retains the precision and repeatability of the driving simulator, but at the same time allows for fully realistic (rather than scaled down) vehicle dynamics, is required to properly test and verify function performance with drivers in the loop. The aim of FAARV was to assess whether an Augmented Reality Vehicle (ARV) can provide such a test platform for those ADAS and AD test scenarios which are judged to be the relevant ones within the next 4-5 years.
Expected results and effects
The project has generated two outcomes. The first is an in-depth assessment and understanding of for which conflict scenarios an ARV can be used to test ADAS influence on driver behaviour with naïve subjects. The second is a strengthened collaboration with JARI, resulting in a planned future collaborative effort where both JARI and Swedish stakeholders apply to their respective funding institutions to develop an ARV platform for ADAS/AD testing that can be used in NCAP-type scenarios with naïve drivers in the loop.
Planned approach and implementation
FAARV had two work packages. WP1 defined ADAS relevant test scenarios for the next 4-5 years. Work in WP2 was targeted to determine for which of the WP1 scenarios a current state-of-the art Augmented Reality Vehicle provides a suitable test bed, and which future technical challenges such a platform needs to meet to fully cover all scenarios. WP2 performed it’s work through a series of workshops with Swedish stakeholders, represented by SAFER partners, and the Japanese Automobile Research Institute (JARI), who has a world leading position in Augmented Reality Vehicle development.