Certified measurement of Road Marking visibility to predict the Safe operation of ADAS & Autonomous vehicles.
Are roads in Europe ready for the safe operation of autonomous vehicles?
We propose to complete a pilot study on European roads & measure if existing road markings are adequate for the vision systems currently used in autonomous vehicles.
We will use certified measurement techniques to international quality standards to measure and predict the performance of ADAS and autonomous vehicles. (These measurements cannot be acquired by crowd sourcing as calibrated light sources required).
The objective is to measure the performance characteristics of pavement markings that affect the ability of machine vision systems (ADAS) in autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles to recognise/read road markings and looking at the safety issues in this area and to determine how current ADAS machine vision systems and autonomous vehicles monitor and classify road markings.
ADAS machine vision technologies would be fitted to vehicles with the RetroTek retroreflectometer and the results from both systems would be correlated providing the following results.
- Geographical representation of certified measurements and ADAS system performance.
- Geographical representation in relation to the national road marking standards in the various countries.
- Summary overview of areas where road marking quality improvement is required.
H2020 2018 calls AUTOMATED ROAD TRANSPORT
DT-ART-01-2018: Testing, validation and certification procedures for highly automated driving functions under various traffic scenarios based on pilot test data.
Autonomous vehicle manufacturers.
Suppliers of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS).
Road asset performance surveyors.
Road asset management and mapping software providers.