BRACE Automotive is proud to partner with the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Research Group of dr. Ion Barosan. Our collaboration with the university leads us to the development of valuable knowledge and framework that can have a positive impact on the industry and society as a whole. In April, Prathik Menta Praveen Kumar will be starting his assignment on the Trustworthiness of ADAS and self-driving technologies.
The automotive industry has witnessed a paradigm shift in the past few years, with the development and implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and self-driving technologies. These systems have the potential to revolutionize the way we drive, making our roads safer and reducing accidents. However, there is still a lot of scepticism around the trustworthiness of these systems, particularly when it comes to active safety.
As part of his internship assignment, Prathik will be researching the trustworthiness of ADAS and self-driving systems in cars, with a specific focus on active safety. In this blog, we'll delve into what this means and why it's important.
In the context of ADAS and self-driving systems, trustworthiness refers to the reliability and safety. In other words, can we trust that these systems will perform as intended, and will they do so safely? This is particularly important when it comes to active safety, which refers to the systems' ability to intervene and prevent accidents. This becomes more important as the control of the car shifts more and more to these assistance systems. It is imperative that 'Trustworthiness' will become an important characteristic aiding safe and widespread adoption of self-driving technologies.
As these systems become more complex and interconnected, the risk of such systems functioning in an unsafe manner increases drastically. Prathik will be exploring this issue in depth, looking at the different types of structural failures that ADAS and self-driving systems are vulnerable to, and the measures that can be taken to mitigate these risks. Another important aspect of trustworthiness is the accuracy of the systems' sensors and algorithms. These systems rely on a range of sensors, such as cameras, lidar, and radar, to perceive their surroundings and make decisions. If these sensors are not accurate or fail to detect an obstacle or hazard, the system may not respond appropriately, leading to accidents.
Another important factor in the trustworthiness of ADAS and self-driving systems is their ability to operate in different conditions and environments. These systems must be able to perform reliably in a wide range of conditions, such as different weather conditions, lighting conditions, and road surfaces. Finally, focus will also be on exploring the role of testing and validation in ensuring the trustworthiness of ADAS and self-driving systems. Testing and validation are essential to ensuring that these systems are reliable and safe.
In conclusion, the main aim of this assignment is to understand the framework (design methods, public awareness, and regulatory structures) that improves the trustworthiness of ADAS and self-driving systems in cars. This is an important area of research, as it has the potential to improve the safety of our roads and prevent accidents.
BRACE Automotive is proud to partner with the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Research Group of dr. Ion Barosan. Our collaboration with the university leads us to the development of valuable knowledge and framework that can have a positive impact on the industry and society as a whole.