Applied Sciences, Vol. 12, Pages 168: Development and Experimental Validation of High Performance Embedded Intelligence and Fail-Operational Urban Surround Perception Solutions of the PRYSTINE Project

Applied Sciences doi: 10.3390/app12010168

Rihards Novickis
Aleksandrs Levinskis
Vitalijs Fescenko
Roberts Kadikis
Kaspars Ozols
Anna Ryabokon
Rupert Schorn
Jochen Koszescha
Selim Solmaz
Georg Stettinger
Akwasi Adu-Kyere
Lauri Halla-aho
Ethiopia Nigussie
Jouni Isoaho

Automated Driving Systems (ADSs) commend a substantial reduction of human-caused road accidents while simultaneously lowering emissions, mitigating congestion, decreasing energy consumption and increasing overall productivity. However, achieving higher SAE levels of driving automation and complying with ISO26262 C and D Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASILs) is a multi-disciplinary challenge that requires insights into safety-critical architectures, multi-modal perception and real-time control. This paper presents an assorted effort carried out in the European H2020 ECSEL project—PRYSTINE. In this paper, we (1) investigate Simplex, 1oo2d and hybrid fail-operational computing architectures, (2) devise a multi-modal perception system with fail-safety mechanisms, (3) present a passenger vehicle-based demonstrator for low-speed autonomy and (4) suggest a trust-based fusion approach validated on a heavy-duty truck.

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