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Use Cases2017-02-20T16:18:43+00:00

Attentive Long Haul Trucking

1) The truck recognises Anna as she approaches it and pre-loads the driving plan for today.

2) After some manual driving, the truck announces Anna it will take over driving once they reach the highway.

3) Anna performs tasks other than driving, like reading emails. The truck keeps Anna informed about what’s happening.

4) The truck detects Anna is snoozing and wakes her up far before she must take control.

5) The truck checks that Anna is ready to take over control and then handles the driving task back to her.

Electric Vehicle range anxiety

1) Paul is not familiar with electric cars, which he drives seldom, and thus he feels a bit stressed due to its limited driving range. Still, he expects to reach his planned destination with the initial state of charge.

2) A few minutes after departure, he gets stuck in a traffic jam. Paul can monitor on the main screen that the range is decreasing fast and he starts feeling anxious.

3) A request is sent to Paul to abort the initial planned trip and validate a new route to the closest charging station. In parallel, the automated driving monitoring system will reduce the maximum allowable speed and acceleration, and reduce the power consumption of the air conditioning to extend the remaining driving range.

4) After leaving the highway, the car guides Paul to the closest available charging station. After 30 minutes, Paul is able to continue driving home safely.

Driver state-based smooth & safe automation transitions

1) It is Sunday afternoon and you return from a family visit. On your way back your vehicle detects that you are very fatigued. Since the driving is on the motorway, you decide to activate the highly automated driving mode to be able to rest and play some games on your smart device.

2) After one hour, your vehicle detects a road work ahead and prepares you to take over the control of the driving. The screen of the smart device gets locked. You get an audio warning and notice it on the instrument panel, so you put away the smart device.

3) Your hands are on the wheel, your gaze is on the road and your vehicle verifies that you are able to drive manually. After the road work you activate the highly automated driving mode again and you continue your game on the smart device, until you have to leave the motorway and the vehicle again wants to handover the control to you.

Non-reacting driver Emergency manoeuvre

1) You are driving on the motorway on your way back home from work. Your partner is calling and even though you shouldn’t, you pick up the phone.

2) Suddenly, the vehicle ahead brakes abruptly. Since your vehicle detects that you are not attentive, it starts to brake automatically. The vehicle takes over the control and postpones your conversation.

3) Thanks to the communication between vehicles, your vehicle “tells” the vehicle behind about the planned emergency steering maneuver. With this information, the vehicle behind is able to brake and avoid the crash as well. Now, you can continue your conversation with your partner and drive home safely.

Long range attentive touring with motorbike

1) Great weather this morning! Bruno decides quite spontaneously to ride to the top of the mountain to enjoy the fantastic scenery. The first part of the journey is on the motorway and the weather forecast is good but chilly. Bruno’s MC informs him all along the road about the environmental conditions to enjoy a safe ride. After 1,5 hours the road begins going uphill, at last! Excitement and fun grow bend after bend, but temperature decreases with altitude. Bruno finally reaches the pass where he can enjoy a warm meal and the view before riding back home.

2) On his way back, the temperature is dropping and he’s getting stressed and exhausted. Bruno’s MC, which is able to measure how he “feels”, informs him that his body temperature is not anymore within comfort zone and warns him through his gloves and on a display to eventually take a break soon. Bruno is informed about the next resting area. If the situation gets critical, his MC goes into recovery mode with limited performance and even turns hazard lights to warn other vehicles around.

3) Bruno accepts the suggestion to take a rest and follows the guidance. After the rest, he feels much better and only 30 minutes are left before safely arriving home.

Rider Faint

1) It’s a nice and sunny Saturday morning. Tania takes her motorcycle and, after a few minutes realizes that the sun is really hot today and she starts to sweat.

2) While riding her MC, which is able to measure how she “feels”, the MC informs Tania that her body is under excessive sweating , warns her through her gloves and on a display, and suggests her to take a break soon. The MC informs her about the next resting area. However, Tania ignores the warnings.

3) After a while, however, Tania starts to feel dizzy and her conditions get rapidly worse. Without realizing how bad the situation is, the heat and dehydration make her faint while still riding her bike.

4) Tania’s clothing, helmet and MC have detected her situation and the MC goes into recovery mode. This means that it turns on the hazard lights, decelerates automatically and assists her in maintaining stability while slowing down and helping to position the MC at the side of the road.

Passenger pick up/drop off automation for buses

1) As Peter, a bus driver, approaches a specified bus stop area, the system asks for driving control, that Peter agrees.

2) The system takes over and approaches the bus stop in a safe and comfortable manner. During the approach, Peter can leave his seat and interact with the passengers.

3) Once passengers have ended boarding/debarking, the bus leaves the bus stop autonomously while Peter takes his place back behind the steering wheel.

4) When the bus is approaching the end of the bus stop area the system checks if Peter is in position, attentive and ready to take over. If not, the bus will stop before leaving the bus stop area, otherwise, it keeps driving in SAE level 3 mode.