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Towards an Evaluation Methodology for the Environment Perception of Automotive Sensor Setups

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With increasing degree of automation, vehicles require more and more perception sensors to observe their surrounding environment. Car manufacturers are facing the challenge of defining a suitable sensor setup that covers all requirements. Besides the sensors’ performance and field of view coverage, other factors like setup costs, vehicle integration and design aspects need to be taken into account. Additionally, a redundant sensor arrangement and the sensors’ sensitivity to environmental influences are of crucial importance for safety. It is not feasible to explore every possible sensor combination in test drives. This paper presents a new simulation-based evaluation methodology, which allows the configuration of arbitrary sensor setups and enables virtual test drives within specific scenarios to evaluate the environmental perception in early development phases with metrics and key performance indicators. This evaluation suite is an important tool for researchers and developers to analyze setup correlations and to define optimal setup solutions.

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... It is not feasible to execute time-consuming and costly test drives to assess the overall performance of many different setup variations in this early concept phase to determine the best setup solution. Therefore, we established a suitable simulation framework and evaluation tool, which assists the procedure of evolving an optimal sensor setup for vehicle concepts [3]. 6 illustrates the simulation workflow of our evaluation tool as part (B) of the overall development process of perception systems (A)-(E), which is described in the following. ...
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