Development and application of an integrated evaluation framework for preventive safety applications
Ljung Aust, M.
Leanderson Olsson, S.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 33101 Tampere, Finland Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, 15773 Athens, Greece Hellenic Institute of Transport, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece TNO Automotive, 5708 HN Helmond, Netherlands Volvo Cars Safety Centre, 405 31 Göteborg, Sweden VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 02044 Espoo, Finland Vehicle-Infrastructure-Driver Interactions Research Laboratory, French National Institute on Civil Engineering, French National Institute on Transportation and Safety, 78000 Versailles, France Volvo Technology Corporation, 405 08 Göteborg, Sweden Technische Universität Braunschweig, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Department, Centro Richerche Fiat, 10126 Turin, Italy French National Institute on Transportation and Safety, 78000 Versailles, France
Preventive safety functions help drivers avoid or mitigate accidents. No quantitative methods have been available to evaluate the safety impact of these systems. This paper describes a framework for the assessment of preventive and active safety functions, which integrates procedures for technical performance, human factors, and safety assessments in one holistic approach. The concept of situational control , which is defined as the degree of control that a joint drivervehicle system exerts over a traffic situation, has been introduced. Assessment involves technical evaluation , which assesses that the system and all subsystems work according to the functional and technical specifications, human factors evaluation, which assesses the behavioral situational control parameters, and safety potential evaluation, which performs a detailed assessment of internal and external impact mechanisms that change the situational control at the traffic level. The methodology has been applied to the INSAFES project, which integrates lateral and longitudinal control functions. © 2010 IEEE.
Mechatronics, Mechanics & Materials
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IVS - Integrated Vehicle Safety
TS - Technical Sciences
intelligent vehicle systems
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 12 (1), 211-220