AVs vs. Infrastructure: How Infrastructure Can Impede Performance

“Active safety and automated driving systems are as good as the infrastructure around them. For proof of this try engaging lane keep assist on a dirt road! Pavement surface quality, lane geometry, lane markings, blend areas, and intersections have a large impact on the performance of camera-based active safety and automated driving features.” Click the […]

Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment: Autonomous Vehicle Safety Ecosystem

“With the release of our Voluntary Safety Self Assessment (VSSA), we’re providing a glimpse into the inner workings of our safety approach,” said Matt Wood, Head of Safety at Motional. “The VSSA explains how we engineer safety into everything we do; how we demonstrate and test that safety; and the rigorous reviews we do on […]

Examination of Pedestrian Detection Systems: Benchmarking Thermal Camera Performance

In July of 2020, FLIR Systems, Inc. engaged VSI to test the world’s first fused automatic emergency braking (AEB) sensor suite, employing a thermal longwave infrared (LWIR) camera, a radar, a visible camera, and a convolutional neural network (CNN). VSI tested the fused AEB system along with the AEB systems deployed in four 2019 vehicles. […]

AAA Evaluation of Active Driving Assistance Systems (August 2020 Report)

New research from AAA finds that current active safety features experience a high rate of performance-related issues. AAA recently selected a handful of common ADAS systems on popular vehicles today, subjecting them to 4,000 miles of real-world driving. On average, the systems being evaluated recorded a performance-related issue every eight miles.  This whitepaper from AAA outlines the […]

Safety First for Automated Driving

Along with Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen, Daimler has published a white paper entitled Safety First for Automated Driving. As well as covering all relevant safety methods for Level 3/4 SAE automated driving, the paper introduces a traceability system, which extends from the primary goal – being […]

Understanding Euro NCAP: Setting the Standard for AEB Performance Validation

The pathway to automated feature enablement in series production vehicles begins with ADAS, specifically active systems that support lateral and/or longitudinal control for safety purposes. These safety systems form the basis of L1 automation that rely on sensors and sophisticated algorithms. One of these safety features is automatic emergency braking (AEB) for pedestrians and bicyclists, […]