Maneuver-Based Testing of Integrated, Highly Interconnected Safety Systems

  • Kathrin Sattler
  • Andreas Raith
  • Thomas Brandmeier
  • Christian Schyr
  • Daouda Sadou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 196)


Active safety and passive safety were long viewed as separate entities of automotive safety systems, while current trends point toward networks and integration. In addition to signals from the crash phase, modern passive safety systems use pre-crash information from other systems (such as ESC). This new system interdependence leads to new development requirements. Whenever communication takes place across several levels such as different bus systems with many bus participants, reliability and data consistency have to be assured at all times. Network intensification and a large number of variants dramatically increase the complexities of fault protection and control unit tests during the development process. This requires new types of test systems with corresponding interfaces and advanced simulation tools for efficient, cost-effective and seamless testing. The test system presented here uses highly capable vehicle dynamics and driver simulations with integrated crash data and fault feed-in. Normal driving conditions as well as pre-crash and in-crash scenarios were implemented to conduct a realistic test (illustrated here by the example of a safety control unit). The test was run by defining the corresponding driving maneuvers in extensive test catalogs, analogous to real-world tests. This creates the basis for a highly capable, seamless test platform. In addition, testing depth and fault detection probability can be significantly increased through a flexible and comprehensive selection of test cases.


Test system Networks ISO 26262 Maneuver-based testing 



Open image in new window This research is being funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (Grant Number KF2122306PR1) based on a decision of the German Bundestag. We would like to thank our partners IPG Automotive GmbH in Karlsruhe and Continental Automotive GmbH in Regensburg and our former partners Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH in Munich and Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathrin Sattler
    • 1
  • Andreas Raith
    • 1
  • Thomas Brandmeier
    • 1
  • Christian Schyr
    • 2
  • Daouda Sadou
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Applied Research (IAF) of Ingolstadt University of Applied SciencesIngolstadtGermany
  2. 2.IPG Automotive GmbHBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Continental Automotive GmbHBerlinGermany

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