Researchers at IUPUI’s Transportation Active Safety Institute have helped develop technology that could standardize testing for automatic emergency braking systems.
The university says the technology was developed and patented in a collaborative effort between IUPUI-TASI and Toyota.
It covers the design and standard testing methods behind pedestrian and bicyclist mannequins of different shapes and sizes, simulated highway dividers and guardrails that can be used as impact targets to test AEB systems.
Toyota, as other automakers, offers AEB systems that help vehicles slow down stop when they are in danger of hitting a vehicle, pedestrian or bicycle.
The operating system allows a vehicle to stop even without driver involvement.
IUPUI says because different braking systems utilize a range of technologies, including radar or lidar cameras, it is important for testing equipment and protocols to be compatible with a wide range of detection systems.
China-based Hebei Pride Automotive Technology has received the first commercial license of the Toyota-IUPUI technology to produce and market the 3D pedestrian mannequins and bicycle targets for standard AEB tests.