VaViM - Validation of virtual models used for simulation of autonomous vehicle systems
|Coordinator||Volvo Autonomous Solutions AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 806 556|
|Project duration||February 2022 - August 2022|
|Venture||Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden|
Purpose and goal
This feasibility study has identified state-of-the-art (SOTA) and research questions in methods for validating virtual models used in the simulation of self-driving vehicle systems. Furthermore, a conceptual tool for visualizing the value of a chosen simulation strategy has been constructed and tested. A draft of a new project application has been formulated and contact with interested partners has been initiated. The results will be the basis for the continued work to formulate a joint project application for further studies with interested partners.
Expected results and effects
The pre-study resulted in material (SOTA report, research questions and a draft to a new project application) that enables the formulation of further studies with other key players. The long-term objective is to create objective measures of the reliability of simulations of self-driving vehicle systems. A working method where validated models and real tests are used side by side enables an efficient and predictable verification of the product´s quality and safety during its entire life cycle; feasibility study, development, commissioning, maintenance & optimizations.
Planned approach and implementation
1. SOTA; Survey of recent research on validation of simulation models in autonomous transportation and relevant adjacent areas. 2. Research questions; GAP analysis and definition of important research questions for future studies. 3. Feasibility study; Modeling effort resulting in a conceptual tool aiming to visualize the value of a chosen simulation strategy. 4. Draft new project proposal; connection to new partners has started with the aim of formulating a project application for further studies.