Safety-configuration of Autonomous Bus in Pedestrian Zone

Qazi Jan, Karsten Berns

Abstract

For self-driving vehicles to be equally trusted by the community like conventional vehicles and become a pivotal part of transportation, it is crucial to guarantee the safety of such vehicles. Safety must ensure that the vehicle will not collide with other obstacles and always stop in case of system failure. The vehicle used for the safety-configuration explained in this paper is a mini-bus that can carry around 10 passengers. It is intended to drive in a pedestrian-zone, an environment that involves many pedestrians and cyclists apart from occasional vehicles in a close-fitting space. Besides the manufacturer’s basic system provided to enable safety, safety certified system were added to trigger the safety at specific conditions. This includes emergency buttons, wireless safety system and configurable laser-scanners. This will allow the vehicle to stop based on physically activating the safety or automatically by laser-scanners. After various tests, the vehicle was able to brake immediately. This safety system is guaranteed not be influenced or disabled by any external system. This safety-configuration is to facilitate the entire system for safety-certification in the future.

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in Harvard Style

Jan Q. and Berns K. (2021). Safety-configuration of Autonomous Bus in Pedestrian Zone. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS, ISBN 978-989-758-513-5, pages 698-705. DOI: 10.5220/0010526106980705


in Bibtex Style

@conference{vehits21,
author={Qazi Jan and Karsten Berns},
title={Safety-configuration of Autonomous Bus in Pedestrian Zone},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,},
year={2021},
pages={698-705},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010526106980705},
isbn={978-989-758-513-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
TI - Safety-configuration of Autonomous Bus in Pedestrian Zone
SN - 978-989-758-513-5
AU - Jan Q.
AU - Berns K.
PY - 2021
SP - 698
EP - 705
DO - 10.5220/0010526106980705