The static soft Global Vehicle Target (GVT) is a 2018 Euro NCAP-approved, 3D soft-foam target for Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) testing. Being impacted by an autonomous vehicle, the soft-foam target with real-car-resemblance can crumple to avoid damage on the test vehicle; while it can be recovered and re-assembled for re-use again.
The pedestrian dummy with animated human leg movements; while the bicyclist dummy can fully demonstrate the bicycle movement (rotating wheels etc.) and can be fully detected by vehicle advanced safety systems. Both are 2018 Euro NCAP-approved pedestrian targets for Autonomous Emergency Braking – Vulnerable Road Users (AEB VRU) system testing and versification.
Dummies are placed on a belt-drive platform to demonstrate their road-crossing scenarios. After a crash, the dummies will fall and be run over by the test vehicle, but without causing any damage to both. Then, dummies will be reassembled and put on the platform for test again.
The close-type Shalun test facility is installed with high-precision GPS base stations and vehicle-positioning communication systems, which can articulate different dynamic data of the test autonomous vehicle (speed, location etc.) for triggering the dummy control platform.