More than 60 participants gathered from September 27 to 28, 2011, for the first ActiveTest workshop hosted by interactIVe partner ika in Aachen. ActiveTest is a support action attempting to increase road safety by supporting the introduction of active safety functions targeted at mitigation and avoidance of accidents.
The objective of this first workshop was to assemble all initiatives addressing longitudinal assistance systems.
The focus of all presentations and discussions was the definition of the next research steps for developing comprehensive test and assessment methods for collision warning and autonomous emergency braking systems.
interactIVe and other initiatives such as ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club), AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking), the ASSESS project, and vFSS (Advanced Forward-Looking Safety Systems) presented their approaches and statuses.
interactIVe was represented by its partners Ford, Volkswagen, ika, and TNO. Representatives from major OEMs, research institutes, legislative and regulatory bodies also joined the event, including guests from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Their visit made it possible to discuss international test realisation.