CARISSMA's outdoor test facility, located in the northeast of Ingolstadt, is used for tests with vehicles and dummies of road users. Such tests are required for the development of methods, algorithms and components as well as for their validation. The use of the systems under real conditions is intended to ensure that they are suitable for applications in vehicle safety.
Objectives and Ideas
The outdoor test facility takes into account current and future developments in the field of integrated vehicle safety, e.g. by carrying out tests in the speed range up to 80 km/h and transverse dynamic tests under real environmental conditions. New driver assistance systems and, in future, automated vehicles will lead to changes in road traffic. This also requires the development of new test methods. The possibility of reproducibly carrying out critical and thus relevant traffic scenarios will make a significant contribution to this. Data-based methods play an increasingly important role in the development of safety systems for accident prevention, e.g. in sensor signal processing and in algorithms for path planning and vehicle control. In addition to simulation data, a large amount of real data from critical traffic situations is required. Such data are generated on the test facility.
Acceleration area with test vehicles
Self-made vehicle dummy
Vehicle measurement equipment
Free driving system for automated driving tests
Outdoor test facility
Building with control room and workshop
Intersection scenario from a bird's eye view
- Acceleration area (112 m x 15 m)
- Dynamic area (60 m x 70 m)
Video and loudspeaker system, traffic signs, traffic cones, snow blower, etc.
For the manufacturer-independent execution of automated, reproducible driving manoeuvres, the researchers have systems at their disposal for taking over the longitudinal and transverse guidance of the vehicle. Mechanical actuators, which actuate both the steering and the pedals, are used here. For unmanned tests, a redundant, remote-controlled emergency braking system is used, which guarantees a safe vehicle stop. Inertial measurement units can provide the vehicle motion data required to control the system. No changes to the vehicle are required to install the systems, regardless of the vehicle type. In addition, a human driver can also drive the test vehicle when the systems are installed.
- ADMA Inertial Gyro System
- DGPS base station
- SP80 GPS Tracker
- LPM system (radar-based positioning system)
- Velodyne sensors with 16 beams each
- Correvit S-motion sensor
- Vehicle measurement equipment (Car-PCs, Vector CANoe, 360° cameras)
- Simulation of complex traffic scenarios for research and testing of new integrated safety concepts and algorithms in the medium and higher speed range
- Recording of sensor and reference data under real environmental conditions for the validation of the vehicle perception
- Recording of sensor and reference data under real environmental conditions for the comparison of different sensor concepts
- Recording of sensor and reference data for the validation of safety systems to protect unprotected road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, etc.