Autonomous Vehicle for the Certification of Active Safety Systems:
In the area of crash safety and collision safety, increasing focus is being made on collision mitigation and active safety to reduce the occurrence of accidents, as opposed to simply relying on passive safety and reducing the impact of crashes. AEDesign has developed a testing platform that simulates the motion of various types of targets to test active safety systems. This platform is called the AVCASS (Autonomous Vehicle for the Certification of Active Safety Systems) and is a patent pending design.
The AVCASS test platform is an ultra-low profile overrun safe test tool able to provide full mobility to a range of test targets. An innovative drivetrain allows it to provide realistic movement to a variety of test targets ranging from Pedestrians to Balloon cars. Its controls system is fully autonomous with various programs allowing it to follow pre-programmed paths, resulting in a very user friendly system.
Provides motion to the target dummy
Able to withstand multiple over-runs at realistic test speeds
Autonomous control and feedback*
High run time allowing uninterrupted testing
Causes no damage to test vehicle
AVCASS Mini Details
There are two current members in the AVCASS family, the AVCASS and AVCASS mini; the larger version is for carrying balloon cars whereas the mini is for pedestrian dummies and other small low speed targets. Both versions have a near identical user interface resulting in minimal training required to use both systems. The AVCASS mini has already been successful demonstrated to German OEMs in June 2012.
Features, Capabilities & Technical Detail:
Full suspension protects the drive train, routing the test vehicle loads in an overrun through the chassis of the AVCASS to the test track surface.
Multi-AVCASS swarming capability allows several targets to be presented to the test vehicle at the same time.
Autonomous control with inertial navigation and DGPS correction*
High manoeuvrability with twin rubber tracks providing mobility and steering control
AVCASS Mini with single adult pedestrian dummy
Overrun by vehicles at 65 km/h fulfilling EuroNCAP test criteria
Safe in brake on crash test
Worst case test with braking on top
Crash test with contact between vehicle and AVCASS