ETAVEP – Enablers for Testing Autonomous Vehicles at Existing Proving ground
The project aims to research which technologies and which level of technology performance is required to replace the safety driver with another solution for autonomous vehicle testing at existing proving ground facilities while maintaining the manual driven vehicles, mixed traffic.
At today’s proving grounds, safety during testing is guaranteed by trained skilled test drivers. A number of future autonomous vehicles will either lack controls or simply not have room for a skilled test driver. How to keep testing safe?
- Build a separate test track for AD – Expensive
- Time share existing test tracks – Slows testing down to half speed
- Integrate AD vehicle testing in current test environment – cost and time effective