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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”.

At the headquarters of the division, in Lindau am Bodensee, as part of the PEGASUS 3rd subproject, simulation models for cameras will be developed.

The product portfolio of the Continental Division for Driver Assistance Systems includes:

  • Camera, radar and lidar sensors as well as control units and driving functions.

In addition to the serial development of sensors for the environment detection and the development of driver assistance systems, the division has been involved in projects on active safety and automated driving:

  • UR:BAN: expansion of driver assistance functions to the urban area. Here, you will find included, swerving and breaking, transverse and longitudinal guidance (no high level of automation), protection of weaker traffic participants.
  • ACTIV: intersection assistant, automated emergency braking, construction work assistant (lateral control), driver observation, pedestrian detection.
  • HiPe-Fis: development of test procedures and strategies for the control of complex, camera-based driver assistance systems. (including hardware/software in the loop, auto labeling of reference data)
  • PRORETA: automated braking and swerving with ideal sensor technology, overheating assistant with active intervention, implementation of a grid-based safety corridor
  • PROSPECT: analysis of accidents with VRU (Vulnerable Road User) and development of new active safety systems to protect the VRU.

Simulation plays an essential role when it comes to the safeguarding of highly-automated driving functions. It offers many possibilities, which are conceivable as very hard or accompanied by high risks, in driving tests. The acceptance of this procedure depends on how well it depicts reality. The Continental Division for Driver Assistance Systems will develop three simulation models for cameras, as part of the 3rd subproject. When it comes to the development, it should be considered, that the models are based on all possible relevant and influencing parameters. This also includes the simulation of the integration in the vehicle. An assessment of the models takes place in comparison with real scenarios. In addition, the development of the models for the active sensors is supported through the determination of essential operating variables.