Simulation Scenarios

Reference number 2016-05495
Coordinator Volvo Personvagnar Aktiebolag - Volvo Personvagnar AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 7 369 750
Project duration March 2017 - March 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI
Call 2016-04638-en

Purpose and goal

Accelerated development of autonomous driving systems is a challenge with regard to test and verification. System behavior and tuning needs to be evaluated in traffic situations, an area in need of improvements. This project aims to unleash the potential of simulation based testing by establishing common methods for traffic scenario simulation and control. The technical goal is to establish a common tool chain supporting a standardized way of describing traffic scenarios. Compatibility will be proven by demonstrations in a range of strategic test environments among the partners.

Expected results and effects

This project contributes to an industry-wide standardization of traffic scenario based tests for both virtual and proving ground test environments. The overall goal is to contribute to the development of safe and autonomous vehicles by enabling sharing of test cases between test environments. Extended exercising and test coverage of functions in traffic situations is expected to result in increased competitiveness and safer vehicles.

Planned approach and implementation

A number of strategic traffic scenarios and the individual needs of the partners will form the requirements for a common scenario description format and an environment model tool chain. The approach is to use the open file format OpenSCENARIO. The project provides a common channel for partners input to the standardization work within OpenSCENARIO. In addition, a tool chain will be developed and test environments will be adapted to support the key scenarios. FInally the results will be demonstrated by executing a common set of scenarios in all appointed test environments.

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