"...our only objective was to create a solution that allows for this type of intense off-road testing that could take our vehicles to the most extreme limits of their engineering while ensuring the safety of all involved."
ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) technologies such as anti-lock brakes, rear-view cameras, and even proximity warnings have been placed in vehilces for several years now. However, the ADAS techologies of the future require much more complicated and dangerous testing before they can be made available to the public. Testing high speed collision anticipation and avoidance, for example, is simply too dangerous for human drivers. The risk to life and limb during testing is just too great, and yet the need and desire for such a technology is urgent and pressing. The solution, therefore, is for robot drivers to be used during the dangerous testing phases, and ASI is leading the way.
A swarm of multiple AVs provide the host vehicle with the ideal testing atmosphere. Accuracy and repeatability of tests in greatly increased, as is human safety.
The swarmming vehicles can execute specific driving styles and actions to test system performances of autonomous vehicle within certain driving environments.
Create prescribed scenarios that test ADAS at high or low speeds. Test for abrupt lane departures by surrounding vehicles, obstacles, smart avoidance/exit strategies and more.