In addition to simulations, real driving tests are indispensable for testing systems that autonomously intervene in the longitudinal or lateral dynamics of a vehicle. Due to the high costs of real-life tests, it is necessary to identify a few “relevant” function-specific test scenarios, implement them reproducibly in the vehicle and evaluate them afterwards. Simulations can be used (SC1) to identify and analyse the “relevant” test scenarios, as well as data from traffic scenarios that are recorded when driving on public roads. As part of SAFIR, therefore, SC2 also involves research into components that are necessary for driving tests and their evaluation. At the same time, SC2 also focuses on establishing a testing system for driving on public roads. The goal is to created an automated and safe real-life test for Vehicle Safety 4.0.
This cluster is currently working on Impulse Project 2 “Test methods using driving tests for global safety”. In addition, two so-called SME projects are planned.