Specification of a cyclist target and test setup for the evaluation of Cyclist-AEB systems
van Montfort, S.
op den Camp, O.M.G.C.
From 2018, AEB systems dedicated to avoid or mitigate car-to-cyclist collisions will be included in the safety assessment by Euro NCAP  & . To test such systems, appropriate equipment and a test procedure are being developed in the project CATS (Cyclist-AES Testing System). Accidentology was used to determine the most common car-to-cyclist accident scenarios in the EU (3]. The testing setup has been developed to deal with the 3 most relevant scenarios: a cyclist crossing the path of the car from the nearside, a cyclist crossing the path of the car from the farside, and a longitudinal scenario in which the car and cyclist are driving in the same direction, and the car drives into the cyclist from the rear. The test equipment should be capable to deal with these 3 scenarios. Apart from the scenarios, the typical AEB systems and the applied sensors by the car manufacturers should recognize the dummy as a real cyclist on a bike, which puts important requirements regarding dummy visual and radar characteristics. Finally, requirements to the design of the testing system and dummy result from practical testing constraints: during testing, possible collisions between car and dummy should be mild to limit damage for the dummy and the vehicle under test, and not to compromise the testing. The paper describes how the translation is made from accident data to a est setup.
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