With the SVR project, SystemX uses its expertise in design, simulation and validation of autonomous systems to assess the operating safety of autonomous shuttles and robot-taxis.
The SVR project goal is to build a shared repository at the national level by the autonomous shuttle and robot-taxi industry, in order to allow the evaluation of the dependability of their systems by the use of digital simulation.
Research carried out within SystemX will lead to the definition of a common scenario description language for the entire sector as well as to the construction of a database of potentially secure scenarios (infrastructures, driving situations, external disturbances etc). These scenarios will be used to perform digital and physical tests for the purpose of designing and validating autonomous transport systems. This common reference system will be used to progressively establish the protocols for the approval and authorisation of autonomous transport systems with the authorities.
The autonomous transport system, as defined in the SVR project, integrates several elements such as vehicles (shuttles and robot-taxis), road infrastructure, signalling, a centralised control post and communication between these elements. The entire set-up is secure: each element involved in this security must remain operational in all circumstances (time of day, traffic, weather etc) during which the service must be provided. The scenarios and the simulation implemented must therefore cover all of these elements in all the selected conditions of use (rain, fog, night etc). This project will help consolidate the institute’s expertise in the design and validation of autonomous transport systems, particularly by bringing together the automotive and shuttle sectors.