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Join the ARCADE workshop on Edge Cases for Automated Driving

Join the ARCADE workshop on Edge Cases for Automated Driving

15 April 2021

A webinar on edge cases for automated driving followed by an expert workshop will be held on Tuesday 11 May 2021. The webinar will take place between 10:30-12:00 and following the webinar, an expert workshop will happen in the afternoon between 14:00-16:00.

ARCADE is a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. Methodology is one of its topics. In the CAD knowledge base, ARCADE collected material for evaluation methodology

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.  

The workshop will introduce various views on edge cases in the morning webinar. The afternoon workshop will explore promising approaches and quality aspects of edge cases. The break-out sessions topics will be as follows: 

  1. Views on definitions of edge cases (presentations, Q&A) 
  2. Approaches for identifying, collecting and sharing edge cases (exchange of experiences and ideas)
  3. Using edge cases in safety validation (exchange of experiences and ideas) 

The results of the workshop are here.