Development of an Integrated Augmented Reality Testing Environment and Implementation at the American Center for Mobility (ACM)
Henry Liu, Director – Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT)
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering – The University of Michigan
Research Professor – The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
In this project, we will develop an integrated solution for autonomous vehicle testing, in which the naturalistic adversarial driving environment (NADE) will be integrated with augmented reality (AR) testing system. The integrated solution will be implemented at American Center for Mobility (ACM). With the AR techniques, the real testing AVs can be tested at a test track and interact with the virtual background vehicles. With the NADE, the maneuvers of the virtual background vehicles will be generated purposely, in that most of the maneuvers are generated from naturalistic driving data, and only at selected moments, selected vehicles execute adversarial moves to challenge the AVs. With the proposed system, the testing miles in the ACM test track can be converted approximately into equivalent mileage with public roads. Both the NADE and the AR system were developed by the PI research team with previous CCAT-sponsored projects.
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