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Roadview D2.1 - Definition of the complex environment conditions
Authors: Fredrik Warg, Sebastien Liandrat, Valentina Donzella, Graham Lee, Pak Hung Chan, Reija Viinanen, Antti Kangasrääsiö, Umut Cihan, Heikki Hyyti, Tobias Waldheuer, Yuri Poledna, Jalmari Matilainen and Anders Thorsén
Abstract:

The overarching goal of the ROADVIEW project is performance improvements in perception and decision-making subsystems for connected automated vehicles (CAVs) under harsh weather conditions such as rain, fog, or snow, which is necessary to enable the widespread use of automated vehicles. In support of this overarching goal, this deliverable (D2.1) describes complex environmentsincluding levels of harsh weather conditions and density of heterogeneous trafficto be used for the R&D activities and evaluations in WPs 3 8. The environment descriptions are in the form of operational design domain (ODD) definitions meant to be combined with the use cases defined in D2.2. The ODD definitions are specified by using and extending the ODD taxonomy defined in ISO 34503 [3], considering the needs of the ROADVIEW use cases, and the environmental conditions especially relevant for the sensor types investigated in the project. This deliverable first defines terminology related to driving automation systems, ODDs, and testingwhere a key purpose is to verify that the CAV operates safely within its ODD. Then harsh weather conditions and the main sensor types intended to be used in the project are discussed. Sensors are investigated with respect to which weather conditions and which metrics for these conditions are relevant to perform verification against the defined ODD (e.g., rain metrics can be intensity specified in mm/h and droplet size distribution). Next follows a discussion on particularly relevant ODD attributes and why we have chosen certain metrics and classifications, and in some instances added new attributes not mentioned in ISO 34503. Finally, ODD definitions are developed for the different types of road environments, or drivable areas, defined in D2.2, i.e., highway, urban traffic, and rural road. D2.2 also defines several use cases for automated vehicles that are relevant for these drivable areas and will be used by the other WPs, together with the ODD definitions from this deliverable, to create test scenarios.

Keywords: operational design domain, harsh weather
Year-Month: 2023-02
Published: Roadview consortium - public report
Publication type: Report - Project deliverable
Bibtex:
@misc{DefComplexEnv_roadviewd21,
  title     = {Roadview D2.1 - Definition of the complex environment conditions},
  author    = {Warg, Fredrik and Liandrat, Sebastien and Donzella, Valentina and Lee, Graham and Chan, Pak Hung and Viinanen, Reija and Kangasrääsiö, Antti and Cihan, Umut and Hyyti, Heikki and Waldheuer, Tobias and Poledna, Yuri and Matilainen, Jalmari and Thorsén, Anders},
  year      = {2023},
  month     = {02},
  abstract  = {The overarching goal of the ROADVIEW project is performance improvements in perception and decision-making subsystems for connected automated vehicles (CAVs) under harsh weather conditions such as rain, fog, or snow, which is necessary to enable the widespread use of automated vehicles. In support of this overarching goal, this deliverable (D2.1) describes complex environmentsincluding levels of harsh weather conditions and density of heterogeneous trafficto be used for the R&D activities and evaluations in WPs 3  8. The environment descriptions are in the form of operational design domain (ODD) definitions meant to be combined with the use cases defined in D2.2. The ODD definitions are specified by using and extending the ODD taxonomy defined in ISO 34503 [3], considering the needs of the ROADVIEW use cases, and the environmental conditions especially relevant for the sensor types investigated in the project.
   
This deliverable first defines terminology related to driving automation systems, ODDs, and testingwhere a key purpose is to verify that the CAV operates safely within its ODD. Then harsh weather conditions and the main sensor types intended to be used in the project are discussed. Sensors are investigated with respect to which weather conditions and which metrics for these conditions are relevant to perform verification against the defined ODD (e.g., rain metrics can be intensity specified in mm/h and droplet size distribution). Next follows a discussion on particularly relevant ODD attributes and why we have chosen certain metrics and classifications, and in some instances added new attributes not mentioned in ISO 34503. Finally, ODD definitions are developed for the different types of road environments, or drivable areas, defined in D2.2, i.e., highway, urban traffic, and rural road. D2.2 also defines several use cases for automated vehicles that are relevant for these drivable areas and will be used by the other WPs, together with the ODD definitions from this deliverable, to create test scenarios.},
  keywords  = {operational design domain, harsh weather},
  howpublished  = {Roadview consortium - public report},
  note      = {Publication data: https://warg.org/fredrik/publ/}
}