FAARV - Feasibility of testing relevant ADAS and AD scenarios in an Augmented Reality Vehicle

Reference number
Coordinator Volvo Personvagnar Aktiebolag - Avd 91400, Bilsäkerhetscentrum
Funding from Vinnova SEK 485 000
Project duration August 2016 - April 2017
Status Completed
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI
Call 2015-06893-en

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.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-02560

Page statistics