EVADE 2022 is an ongoing project aiming to establish test models for automatic emergency braking and evasion systems, such as the AES (Autonomous Emergency Steering) and the ESS (Emergency Steering Support) through digital solutions. The project focus points are emergency steering manoeuvres, head-on situations and intersection crossing scenarios, with this being a progression from the previously completed Intersection 2020 Project.
Central to the project is research around the understanding of driver behaviour within scenarios where such systems may be activated. IDIADA is utilising capabilities around a combination of virtual driving simulators and physical environments, which provide relatable virtual and physical testing to provide a means of direct comparison between driver reactions within simulation and the real-world. This is allowing for full exploitation of virtual tools for highly repeatable testing with samples of representative users, when exposed to on-road emergency scenarios.
EVADE is structured as a collaborative R&D project. IDIADA is the project coordinator and works in cooperation with 22 other partners, leaders in the automotive industry.
Key customer benefits:
- Access to data and outcomes from the largest and most comprehensive experiments exploring naturalistic driver reactions to emergency scenarios and assistance systems.
- Use of virtual simulators to allow repetition of tests, control of weather conditions, greater control over scenarios, the possibility of precise recreation of multiple real-world situations, and a reduction in costs and time.
- Use of IDIADA’s Virtual Proving Ground, in combination with test track facilities, to accurately replicate scenarios in both simulation and the real-world.
- EVADE 2022 offers guidelines to the manufacturers, indicating what type of alerts they can put in their vehicles to improve the effectiveness of systems, as well as information on whether are likely to accept them when fitted to their vehicle.
- Detailed understanding of the driver's reaction to automated emergency systems that are not yet on the market.
- Unification and standardization of these emergency systems among the different automotive manufacturers and with consumer associations to move forward in the same direction.
- The innovation and development of new technologies to help increase the safety of vehicle that have to be regulated and mandatory in the long term, favouring safe driving and the safety of road users.