Assessment of potential safety benefits in focus in QUADRIS

May, 17 2023

QUADRIS is the short name for Improved quantitative driver behavior models and safety assessment methods for ADAS and AD, which is the most recent project in SAFER’s portfolio. It’s the third project in a sequence of the SAFER associated projects after QUADRA and QUADRAE.

For efficient development of advanced driver support systems and self-driving cars, it is necessary to be able to assess their potential safety benefit during development. QUADRIS wants to improve three parts of the simulation-based process used for such assessments. First, we want to develop methods that ensure that the collisions simulated are representative. Second, we want to develop a validated driver model for run-off-road accidents. Third, we want to expand the driver modeling so that it also includes self-driving cars in the form of so-called reference-driver models.

Expected results and effects
Having the capacity to perform safe, fast and accurate safety benefit assessments for ADAS and AD during development will be essential for the Swedish automotive industry to stay competitive; and even more so when automated driving becomes a key determinant of brand success and competitiveness.

Planned approach and implementation
The project will run for four years and the work is centered around the three doctoral students who will carry out most of the work. This includes both data collection, building simulation structures and doing modeling to the extent needed to meet the goals within each work package.

The research is funded by Vinnova with 8 682 000 SEK and the project partners involved are Chalmers University, AB Volvo, Autoliv, VTI and Volvo Cars. The project will be concluded in March 2024.