|Safe Interaction of Automated Vehicles with Vulnerable Road Users|
|From 2016 to 2020||Ongoing|
SafeVRU will develop sensing, intent recognition, and vehicle control strategies for the interaction of automated vehicles with vulnerable road users (VRU) such as pedestrians and cyclists.
The project will enhance VRU detection and classification by fusing vision and radar. The benefit of cooperative localization will be examined for added robustness; especially in case of visibility obstructions. Novel VRU intent recognition and path prediction methods will be developed using kinematics, gestures, visual focus and scene context. Taking into account the complex interaction with multiple VRU, real time adaptive path planning strategies will be developed to minimize risk, with vehicle motion being intuitive and predictable for VRU.
The SafeVRU technologies will be validated using real world data, virtual reality labs and fully automated vehicles (WEpods) in the province of Gelderland.
- TU Delft
- University of Amsterdam
- Province of Gelderland
Funded under the Technology Foundation STW with a budget of: €688.057