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Safety assessment of driver assistance and automated driving based on real life traffic data


Prof. Dr. Günther Prokop

Professor for Automotive Engineering

Technical University of Dresden


Automated driving in public space comes with high safety risks. To deal with them, clear criteria for Homologation and technical inspection of such systems must be defined. There is a wide consensus in the community that this can only be done in a mixed setup between Simulation and testing, based on scenarios rather than maneuvers. A comprehensive methodology is presented to provide scenarios based on real life traffic data, and to assess vehicle safety performance by a mixed framework consisting of computer Simulation, driving Simulation, vehicle-in-the-loop testing, and test driving on proving ground and in real traffic. This set will be used to design the German regulatory framework with respect to automated driving.