December 10, 2019

On November 21, 2019 NHTSA Published a Request for Comments on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Draft Research Test Procedures

This RFC includes procedures that have been developed for research purposes only. Research test procedures are used by the Agency to evaluate a technology of interest and, when presented to the public, provide a basis for which gaps in test methodology may be identified and resolved.

DATES:  Comments should be filed on or before January 21, 2020

NHTSA seeks comments on draft research test procedures for testing the following Advanced Driver Assistance Systems:

  • Active Parking Assist (APA)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
  • Blind Spot Intervention (BSI)
  • Intersection Safety Assist (ISA)
  • Opposing Traffic Safety Assist (OTSA)
  • Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB)
  • Rear Automatic Braking (RAB)
  • Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

The Agency seeks comments on the following:

  1. Can the test procedures adequately assess the performance of the ADAS technologies?
  2. Do any of the draft research test methodologies contain elements that may confound the ADAS system operation or test results?
  3. Are the draft research test procedures clearly written, understandable, and executable?
  4. Are the ranges of test speeds etc. reasonable?
  5. To reduce the burden, NHTSA has set the number of repeated test trials at seven (7). Is this adequate?
  6.  Are there additional ADAS technologies that should be evaluated?
  7.  Are there existing alternative test method for ADAS technologies that NHTSA should consider?