Standardized Performance Evaluation of Vehicles with Automated Capabilities

Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are becoming more widely available in the new vehicle landscape, increasing safety of both vehicle occupants and other road users. In some vehicles, both longitudinal and lateral positioning under certain conditions can be maintained, designating them as having Level 2 (L2) automation capabilities. By developing a standardized set of tests to be applied to current L2 automated vehicles, while keeping the future advancement of automation in mind, the vehicles’ system performance, feature limitations, and performance consistency can be systematically evaluated.The project goal is to create an initial set of standardized tests to explore whether they enable the ongoing evaluation of automated driving features as they evolve over time. These tests will focus on situations that are representative of several daily driving scenarios as encountered by lower-level automated features, often called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), while looking forward to higher levels of automation as new systems are deployed.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $47098
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24060
  • Project Managers:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Principal Investigators:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Start Date: 20180122
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01717394
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Safety through Disruption University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747115
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2019 10:34AM