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Workshop on Edge Cases for Automated Driving

Workshop on Edge Cases for Automated Driving

11 May 2021


Webinar: 10:30 – 12:00 | Expert workshop: 14:00 – 16:00

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Edge cases are essential for validation of automated driving as they present rare situations that an automated vehicle may encounter in its lifetime. Edge cases can be seen as an essential addition to scenario databases. They may also include human behaviour aspects. 

It is not obvious how to collect edge cases: they will not be encountered in everyday driving much. A fatal accident happens every 226 million km, material damage every 300 000 km (Destatis 2016). Should we then construct them by imagination? Not all edge cases are relevant: some edge cases may be simply too rare.  

Webinar 10:30 – 12:00

The session was recorded and documented in Proceedings of workshop on Edge Cases.

  • 11:50 Audience input on edge case topics to be addressed (Padlet)
  • 12:00 Webinar end

Workshop 14:00 – 16:00

The workshop introduced various views on edge cases in the morning webinar. The afternoon workshop explored promising approaches and quality aspects of edge cases. The sessions were recorded. The break-out sessions topics were as follows: 

  • 14:00 Plenary introduction
  • 14:10 Start of break-outs (see details below)
  • 15:40 Plenary wrap-up (Yvonne Barnard, ITS Leeds; Erik Svanberg, Safer; Satu Innamaa, VTT)
  • 16:00 Workshop end

Break-out details:

  1. 1. Views on definitions of edge cases  
    1. Introduction (Sami Koskinen, VTT)
    2. (Legal) Human Limited Edge Case (Christoph Feichtinger, Director R&D, Digitrans)
  2. 2. Approaches for identifying, collecting and sharing edge cases 
    1. Possible approaches to edge cases (Sytze Kalisvaart, project manager StreetWise scenario database, TNO)
    2. Edge cases – a new approach for safe testing in Austria (Wolfram Klar, Team leader Automation, AustriaTech)
    3. VVMethods Approach for dealing with Edge Cases (Dr. Christian Neurohr, OFFIS)
  3. 3. Using edge cases in safety validation 
    1. Introduction (Laura Sanz, IDIADA; Julien Bou Bosch)
    2. Systems Approach to Scenario Generation for Automated Driving Systems (Siddartha Khastgir, Head of Verification & Validation, Intelligent Vehicles, WMG, University of Warwick, UK)
    3. Research questions for using edge cases (Benoit Vanholme, Verification & Validation Expert, BMW)