PEGASUS RESEARCH PROJECT
SECURING AUTOMATED DRIVING EFFECTIVELY.
PEGASUS delivers the standards for the automation of the future. With the PEGASUS joint project, promoted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), key gaps in the field of testing of highly-automated driving functions will be concluded by the middle of 2019.
Scenario analysis and quality measures
Test case database
Laboratory and simulation tests
Testing site tests
SAVE THE DATE - PEGASUS SYMPOSIUM 2019
14th May 2019
PEGASUS Project Partner
17 Partners from the business and science industry
The Continental Division for Driver Assistance Systems (ADC Automotive Distance Control Systems GmbH) develops and produces sensors, control units and also related driving functions for the assisted and automated driving. The objective is for accidents to become a thing of the past and to bring a decisive contribution to “Vision Zero”.
The BMW AG is the parent company of BMW Group, which has sold more than 2 million vehicles in 2014 and, with revenues of € 78 billion and more than 110.000 employees, it is one of the ten largest automobile manufacturers in the world. BMW has made rapid progress with regard to networking vehicles with their environment and traffic events. BMW is involved in the subprojects 1, 3 and 4
Continental belonged, with revenues of 39.2 billion EURO, in 2015, to the world’s leading automotive suppliers. The Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG is involved in all four subprojects and is in charge of the 4th subproject.
The Daimler AG belongs, as automobile manufacturer, with the divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, to the largest suppliers of premium cars and is the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the world. Daimler coordinates primarily the third subproject in PEGASUS.
The Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH, Aachen (fka) has been an innovative development service provider for the automotive and delivery industry for more than 30 years. Starting from the complete vehicle, it has developed concepts regarding the key themes of energy efficiency, safety and driving experience and, thus, it has brought professional and interdisciplinary solutions in the technical business areas. The fka participates in all subprojects of PEGASUS, being thus focused on the first and third subprojects.
At the DLR Institute for Transport Technology Systems, 170 scientists are working on future-oriented solutions for the road and rail transport carriers. In the research area of automotives, interdisciplinary teams are developing and testing innovative assistance and automation systems for the roads. Together with Volkswagen, DLR undertakes the overall coordination of PEGASUS and is involved in all PEGASUS subprojects, focusing on scenario analysis and quality measures as well as testing.
iMAR Navigation GmbH, an independent, privately-owned, technology-oriented company, is trendsetting with regard to the development and manufacturing of inertial navigation and measurement systems for our clients, worldwide. The fields of application of our products include, among others, the navigation, stabilization, measurement, management, control and automation of moving platforms of all types, in industrial, automotive, commercial and military environments.
iMAR is involved in the third subproject.
The IPG Automotive GmbH is a world leading suppliers of simulation solutions, test systems, hardware and engineering services for the automotive and delivery industry. Thereby, the company located in Karlsruhe supports its clients, who are interested in coping with the technological challenges with regard to safety, comfort, agility and consumption – with future-oriented solutions for the whole development process. IPG Automotive will participate, in the context of the third subprojects, with the integration of simulation models in the open integration and test platform CarMaker.
Opel was founded in 1862 by Adam Opel, in the Hessian Rüsselsheim and is one of the biggest European automobile manufacturers. The company sells more than one million vehicles each year. The company produces in ten plants and operates three development and testing centers, in seven European countries; it has approximately 35.600 employees, out of which 18.250 are located in Germany. Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall are represented in more than 50 countries.
Opel is in charge of PEGASUS 2nd subproject and is involved in all subprojects.
QTronic delivers tools and services for the virtual validation of vehicle functions.
Silver is a tool for the development and execution of virtual control units. With Silver, development and testing tasks can be transferred, from the test drive, test bench and HiL to Windows PC, where, for example, a higher test throughput (calculates faster than real time) is presentable.
TestWeaver is a tool for the highly-automated testing and the validation of vehicle functions. TestWeaver independently generates thousands of driving scenarios with parameter variations, implements these for simulation and assesses defined quality requirements. This allows for a high testing coverage with a comparatively low specification effort.
In PEGASUS, QTronic works as part of the third subproject (testing).
The Bosch Group is an international leading technology and service company with approximately 375.000 employees (as of December 31, 2015). In the financial year of 2015, it generated revenues of 70.6 billion EURO. The activities are divided into four operating divisions, Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group includes the Robert Bosch GmbH and its approximately 440 subsidiary and regional companies in around 60 countries. Including trade and service partners, Bosch’s worldwide manufacturing and sales network extends to around 150 countries. The basis for future growth is the innovative power of the company. Bosch employs 55.800 people at worldwide level, for research and development, in 118 locations. The strategic goal of Bosch Group is to offer solutions for the networked living. With innovative and inspiring products and services, Bosch improves the quality of life of people all over the world. Bosch offers “technology for life”.
The company was founded in 1886, as “Workshop for precision mechanics and electrical engineering”, in Stuttgart, by Robert Bosch (1861-1942). The corporate legal structure of Robert Bosch GmbH ensures the entrepreneurial independence of the Bosch Group. It allows the company to make plans on a long term basis and to invest in significant advances for the future. 92% of the capital share of Robert Bosch GmbH belongs to the non-profit Robert Stiftung GmbH. Most voting rights are detained by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG; it exercises the entrepreneurial ownership function. The remaining shares are detained by the Bosch family and Robert Bosch GmbH.
The specialist department of automotive engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt (FZD) currently includes, in addition to the head of the department Prof. Hermann Winner, 19 academic and 8 technical-administrative employees. In addition to the development of experimental vehicles and the creation of complete testing facilities, the usage right of the former August-Euler airport as test track represents a particularity of the specialist department. The institute is involved in subprojects 1, 2 and 3.
The TraceTronic GmbH offers software products, services and innovative solutions for the high-quality development and validation of control units software. The interaction of the four main business segments, software development, functional development and application, testing and safeguarding of control units software as well as development of test systems facilitates the support of clients in the whole hardware and software development process, connected with higher dynamics and agility. TraceTronic is involved in the third subproject.
TÜV SÜD is one of the leading services providers in the fields of testing, assessing, auditing, certification, training and knowledge services, ensuring quality, safety and sustainability. Since 1866, the technical service provider, based on its founding mission, has protected people, the environment and material goods, from the adverse effects of technology. The company is represented in more than 800 locations worldwide and operates with circa 24.000 experts from various disciplines, which are recognized as eminent experts in their fields. The technical service provider combines independent and neutral competence and the long-term experience with valuable industry information, thus offering companies, consumers and the environment, real added value. TÜV SÜD supports its clients from all over the world with a comprehensive service spectrum, in order to increase the level of efficiency, reduce costs and make risks manageable. TÜV SÜD has chosen as objective for the future, the innovation and technological progress. TÜV SÜD is involved in the subprojects 1, 2, 3 and 4.
VIRES Simulationstechnologie GmbH, headquartered in Bad Aibling, was founded in 1996 and, with its approximately 30 employees, it concentrates on the simulation of virtual environments for vehicles. VIRES has a strong background in the standardization of data descriptions for the simulation (OpenDRIVE, OpenCRG, OpenSCENARIO). The portfolio of VIRES is included in the VIRES Virtual Test Drive (VTD) product group. VTD will be used as simulation and testing platform for the design, development and protection of driver assistance and active safety systems. The focus is on the third subproject.
The Volkswagen Group, headquartered in Wolfsburg, belongs to one of the world's leading automotive manufacturers and it is a market leader in the western part of Europe. With 120 manufacturing facilities all around the world and a generous product palette, which range from volume models of all vehicles classes to the exclusive luxury and sports cars as well as commercial vehicles and motorcycles, the twelve brands of the group (Volkswagen passenger cars, Audi, Seat, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen commercial vehicles, Scania and MAN), have delivered over 9 million vehicles, in 2015, in more than 150 countries worldwide. VW is mainly responsible for the general coordination of PEGASUS, besides the participation of the first and third subprojects.
RELATED PARTNERS OF PEGASUS
The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) is the technical & scientific research facility of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). With its research results, BASt provides scientifically-supported, decision-making tools, regarding road and traffic policy issues. Moreover, BASt is decisively involved in the development and harmonization of national and international directives and norms. Since 1970, BASt is also the focal point for road traffic research in Germany, as well as test laboratory at Euro NCAP, in particular also for systems regarding automated emergency braking and tracking. Within PEGASUS, BASt is involved in all four subprojects.
dSPACE develops and distributes integrated hardware and software tools for developing and testing electronic control units and mechatronic controls. dSPACE systems are used in the automotive and aerospace industries as well as in drives technology and other industrial sectors. The company's customer base includes virtually all major vehicle manufacturers and suppliers.
In PEGASUS, dSPACE is involved in the third subproject (Testing) and supports the consortium with its overall expertise in software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing. Moreover, it contributes its integration and simulation platform VEOS as well as plant and environment models from the dSPACE Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) tool suite.
Founded in 1991, OFFIS – the Institute for Informatics – is an affiliated institute of the Oldenburg University and employees around 250 people. It is an application-oriented research and development institute, a “center of excellence” for selected themes regarding informatics and its fields of application. Within PEGASUS, OFFIS is involved in the subprojects 1, 2 and 4.
The Institute for Automotive Engineering, RWTH Aachen University (ika) is part of the RWTH Aachen University, being involved in the research of the vehicle as a whole, including its systems and their interdependencies. From the idea of innovative components and system concepts to the vehicle prototypes, the ika thus designs the vehicle of the future. Within PEGASUS, it is involved in third subproject.
The core areas of the AG Electronic Vehicle Systems of the Institute for Control Systems are the automated driving and the vehicle system technology. The focus within PEGASUS is on the usage of tools for the testing of automated vehicles.
Topical appointments of the project
Lectures / Publications
Publication | Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR), Washington
Macroscopic Safety Requirements for Highly Automated Driving
February 2019 | Philipp Junietz (FZD) Udo Steininger (TÜV SÜD) Prof. Dr. Hermann Winner (FZD)