Indoor test facility
With the Indoor test facility, new sensor systems and safety functions are tested in road trials and crash tests under constant ambient conditions. Driving tests with complete vehicles are carried out with the help of a driving robot using an indoor location system in the low to medium dynamic range (up to 50 km/h). For this purpose, dummies (e.g. pedestrian, vehicle) mounted on traversable, autonomous platform robots are used.
Goals and idea
The main advantage of indoor operation is the constant ambient conditions. Particularly with regard to the effects of disturbing influences on anticipatory vehicle sensors, the ambient conditions can be changed in a targeted manner (lighting, rain, fog). Several networked driving robot systems with extended safety mechanisms will be available for testing new cooperative safety functions in the entire vehicle. In addition, an integral test approach should make it possible to combine driving tests and crashes. Real driving tests can be modified by feeding simulated (environment) sensor data into the moving complete vehicle up to a virtual crash (Vehicle-in-the-Loop).
Crash with predictive airbag deployment
Rain in the experimental hall
Multifunctional C-ISAFE test hall
Pedestrian dummy and traffic lights
View into the C-ISAFE test hall
Road test with C-ISAFE pedestrian dummy and mobile robot platform
Integral crash test in Indoor test facility
Examples of use
- Crash tests with complete vehicle and components
- Continuous crash tests (with pre-crash phase)
- Vehicle tests with rain and fog
- Selective disturbance of environmental sensor technology with rain and fog
- Accident situations for validation of predictive vehicle safety functions with camera, radar, lidar sensors etc.
- Cooperative vehicle safety functions with networked sensor systems and Car2X