A modular test strategy for highly automated driving based on Autonomous Parking Pilot and Highway Pilot
A big challenge to introduce highly automated driving (HAD) systems is represented by the verification and validation of such systems. The complexity of the system environment, the sheer endless number of possible situations and influencing factors paired with the enormous importance of safety and security requires new strategies for verification and validation.
In this Whitepaper a holistic and modular approach of a test strategy for highly automated driving functionality will be introduced. The four building blocks of a HAD effect chain Perception, Thinking, Planning and Acting as well as the whole system are addressed. We present the underlying example architecture and its system configuration, that is concretized on the functions of a (Mall) Parking and a Highway Pilot. Finally, we show the experiences using this strategy for verification and validation of specific driving functions.