Development of an Accident Avoiding Vehicle – PRORETA 3

Below you will find a short summary of the project. For further information please contact the project managers via the contact button on the right side.

Background

PRORETA is an interdisciplinary research cooperation between the TU Darmstadt and Continental AG.

Picture: Continental

Aims

The aim of the PRORETA 3 project was to develop a driver assistance system which protects the driver from traffic accidents and increases comfort through the automation of longitudinal and transversal guidance.

Picture: Proreta

Methods

The task of the IAD was the design of the human-machine interface, as well as the examination of the driver’s interaction with the system. Most of the research took place at the August-Euler airfield in Griesheim with the PRORETA test vehicle.

Results

To prevent accidents, a so-called Safety Corridor has been developed, which surrounds the vehicle as if through invisible protective walls. In contrast to today's driver assistance systems, the Safety Corridor covers a wide range of accident situations it protects the driver from and has various strategies in place: The driver is specifically informed, warned and, if necessary, the vehicle automatically performs braking and steering interventions. In order to make the support effective, the driver's gaze is monitored by a driver observation camera and various innovative human-machine interfaces are available.

In cooperative automation, manoeuvre-based vehicle guidance was implemented in a real vehicle. Since the driver is relieved of the longitudinal and transversal guidance of the vehicle he merely monitors the system and issues manoeuvre requests which are then run automatically.

Publications

Pfromm, M. (2016). Menschbezogener Umgang mit Systemstörungen bei teilautomatisierter manöverbasierter Fahrzeugführung. Dissertation, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Winner, H., Lotz, F., Bauer, E., Konigorski, U., Schreier, M., Adamy, J., Pfromm, M., Bruder, R., Lüke, S., Cieler, S. (2016). PRORETA 3: Comprehensive Driver Assistance by Safety Corridor and Cooperative Automation. In: Handbook of Driver Assistance Systems. Springer International Publishing, Schweiz, S. 1449-1469

Winner, H., Lotz, F., Bauer, E., Konigorski, U., Schreier, M., Adamy, J., Pfromm, M., Bruder, R., Lüke, S., Cieler, S. (2016). PRORETA 3 – An Integrated ADAS Concept – Comprehensive Driver Assistance by Safety Corridor and Cooperative Automation. In: 1. Internationaler ATZ-Fachtagung Fahrerassistenzsysteme, April 2015, Frankfurt am Main

Pfromm, M., Cieler, S., Bruder, R. (2015). Auslegung und Evaluation einer Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstelle für ein umfassendes Fahrerassistenzkonzept. In: Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft

Pfromm, M., Bruder. R. (2014). Untersuchung der Manövereingabe durch das Lenkrad bei automatisierter Fahrzeug-Querführung. In: 60. Frühjahrskongress der Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft e.V., 12.-14.03.2014, München

Bauer, E., Lotz, F., Pfromm, M., Schreier, M., Cieler, S., Ecker, A., Hohm, A., Lüke, S. Rieth, P., Abendroth, B., Willert, V., Adamy, J., Bruder, R., Konigorski, U., Winner, H. (2012). PRORETA 3: An Integrated Approach to Collision Avoidance and Vehicle Automation. In: at – Automatisierungstechnik, 60 (12), S. 755-765