Integrated project PReVENT: Functional requirements and system architecture for preventive safety applications
Authors : Maxime Flament (ERTICO – ITS Europe), Matthias Schulze (DaimlerChrysler AG), Tapani Mäkinen (VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland), Joachim Irion (Irion Management Consulting)
The integrated project PReVENT takes a first comprehensive step towards realising the vision of a safety zone around vehicles by means of complementary safety functions. The foundation for requirements are laid in the analysis of driver behaviour and accidents, followed by a definition of functions needed from a vehicle to prevent the accident from happening or mitigating its consequences. As a result, the most critical accident scenarios are covered by the applications developed. Furthermore, a requirements database is created and requirements are classified into six main categories. A common PReVENT architecture is presented and highlighted by a sub-project focusing on lateral safety applications. Finally, the approach to further integrate individual preventive safety functions on a common platform is outlined.
Standardized interface between advanced driver assistance systems and digital maps for safer, smarter and cleaner transport
Authors : Vincent Blervaque (ERTICO - ITS Europe), Klaus Mezger (DaimlerChrysler), Leo Beuk (SIEMENS VDO), Jan Loewenau (BMW Group Research and Technology)
Digital maps have large potential to enhance or enable Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) by extending driver horizon and therefore to contribute to
safer, smarter and cleaner road transport. As a predictive sensor called ADAS Horizon, in-vehicle digital maps are an important source of information providing
look-ahead capability for ADAS applications and providing further information for on-board sensors to enhance environment perception.
This paper reports on results from the European Commission project MAPS&ADAS, part of PReVENT Integrated Project, dedicated to the development, test and validation of a standardized interface (ADAS Interface) between ADAS applications and ADAS map data sources for accessing map data regarding vehicle position.