About the project?
MOVE_UK seeks to address key barriers to the development of autonomous vehicles.
Traditional methods of validating Automated Driving Systems (ADS) require huge quantities of data to be collected and analysed, the use of expensive reference sensors, and limited real world vehicle testing.
If such methods are used to validate more advanced ADS, it is estimated that the time and expense for validation will increase exponentially. A new method of validating ADS is therefore required.
MOVE_UK is all about developing such a method. This method involves “event-based” data recording, real world testing, automatic transfer of data via mobile network and Wi-Fi to a central, secure location (cloud) from where it can be analysed quickly and remotely, and advanced data analysis techniques.
Key elements of the project:
► Live trial of vehicles fitted with Automated Driving Systems (ADS) in real world conditions on the roads of Greenwich
► For purpose of trials, the ADS are de-activated but will still operate “silently” in the background
► Real-time capture of vehicle operation and ADS data via 3G
► Event based recording of full resolution sensor and image data
► Automatic transfer of data via mobile network and Wi-Fi to a unique, secure, data store to enable advanced analytics
► Creation of evidence base for future regulatory approaches to ADS
This video is an example of an event-triggered video sequence captured from a MOVE_UK vehicle. The event of interest in this video is the moment a car crosses the road in front of the trial vehicle causing it to brake suddenly. Such video footage when combined with wider sensor data recorded from the vehicle provides important evidence for future ADS systems and how they could be calibrated to intervene (or not) in similar situations.
With traditional validation techniques huge amounts of data would typically need to be collected and analysed before these kind of events could be identified. However, with the new method being employed on MOVE_UK, all this is a thing of the past!