The interactIVe vision is accident-free traffic realised by affordable integrated safety systems available for all vehicle classes - systems that continuously assist the driver and intervene if necessary. interactIVe is motivated by the wish to reduce the number and the severity of accidents and injuries on the roads.
The interactIVe project addresses the development and evaluation of next-generation safety systems for Intelligent Vehicles, based on active intervention. Safety technologies have shown outstanding capabilities for supporting the driver in hazardous situations. Despite their effectiveness, currently available systems are typically implemented as independent functions. This results in multiple expensive sensors and unnecessary redundancy, limiting their scope to premium-class vehicles.
The project will be conducted through a coordinated effort from leading automotive industries, suppliers, and research institutes. By demonstrating these results, interactIVe will significantly enhance the feasibility and attractiveness of next-generation safety systems, strengthening the position of European industries in the area of Intelligent Vehicles and e-Safety.
The interactIVe mission is to develop safety systems that support the driver, intervene when dangerous situations occur and help to mitigate the impact of collisions in accidents that cannot be avoided.
The project is based on the concept that by integrating applications together, vehicle components may be shared among the various safety systems. This is accomplished in interactIVe by discrete architectural layers that are common to all applications. These provide large amounts of knowledge about the driver, state of the vehicle, and the environment to all interested applications.
The overall result is an optimal use of resources, lower implementation costs, and ultimately a much broader acceptance of the technology. Although application and sensor fusion is an active area of study, substantial amount of research is still required before its commercial feasibility. By building upon current state-of-the-art technologies, interactIVe will develop next-generation safety systems based on three pillar concepts, namely continuous driver support, collision avoidance, and collision mitigation.
The core activities of the project will address the design and development of the Intelligent Vehicle Systems, whose capabilities will be shown in demonstrator vehicles. The scientific objectives of interactIVe focus on the design, development, and evaluation of integrated ADAS applications. Five major scientific objectives have been defined. All of them serve the purpose to cover more scenarios, to enhance system intelligence, and to avoid full collision:
- Extend the range of possible scenarios and the usability of ADAS:
The focus is on joint steering and braking actuations. Two specific areas are being investigated: continuous driving support and emergency interventions. Collision avoidance will thus become more effective.
- Improve decision strategies for active safety and driver-vehicle-interaction:
Three areas are addressed:
- New technologies for the dynamic prediction of a safe trajectory ahead.
- Decision strategies leaving the final control to the driver in all cases.
- Advanced human machine interface (HMI) concepts integrated into the primary driving controls.
- Develop solutions for collision mitigation with market potential for lower automobile segments:
ADAS concepts for reducing accident severity will be further developed. Specific attention is given to vehicle architecture in the low-medium segment of passenger cars, and on cost effective sensors in combination with relevant accident scenarios.
- Create an innovative platform for enhancing the perception of the driving situation:
One main target is to integrate the environment sensing information as a part of the perception layer, including the inertial sensors, digital maps, and vehicle-to-vehicle as well as vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.
- Advance the application of standard methodologies for the evaluation of ADAS:
interactIVe continues the work of PReVENT and other European projects by using structured methods for the evaluation of safety functions. A modular evaluation framework is being defined to co-ordinate all testing.