Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Testing

Millbrook uses a range of test tracks, instrumentation and soft targets for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) testing and the development of vehicle active safety features, including those of self-driving cars.

Millbrook’s ADAS test facilities and proving grounds allow a wide range of controlled and semi-controlled driving scenarios to be set up. Millbrook has the instrumentation, soft targets and facilities required to conduct all EuroNCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) for Car-to-Car (C2C) and Vulnerable Road User (VRU), plus Lane Support System (LSS), and Speed Assistance System (SAS) test protocols. Other regulatory and bespoke customer requirements can be met, with up to three individual synchronised moving ADAS test targets within a single scenario.

Euro NCAP accredited active safety testing in France

Bus advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) active safety testing

Vehicle active safety feature and ADAS testing capabilities include:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
    • Static and mobile vehicle to vehicle shunt and turn across path collisions with both GST and EVT
    • Crossing, longitudinal and turn across path scenarios with pedestrian, cyclist, scooter and motorbike soft targets
  • Lane Support Systems
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Lane Keep Assist
    • Emergency Lane Keep
  • Active Cruise Control and Traffic Jam Assist
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Autonomous Parking and parking assistance systems
  • Speed Assistance Systems
  • Customer specific scenarios

ADAS test facilities at Millbrook include:

  • EuroNCAP and ECE R130 specification motorway and A-road
  • ECE R79-03 specification 250m radius A-road for testing Automatically Commanded Steering Functions (ACSF)
  • EuroNCAP specification junction
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) testing on an active safety test track at Millbrook Proving Ground

Autonomous vehicle and ADAS testing instrumentation and soft targets include:

  • OxTS RT3003 inertial & navigational measurements with 1cm positional accuracy when linked to OxTS RTK base station
  • Millbrook site wide RTK base station to 2cm positional accuracy
  • Time-aligned and fully synchronized data acquisition hardware and software
  • ABD steering robots with torque measuring and full path following capabilities
  • ABD combined brake & accelerator robot
  • EuroNCAP Vehicle Target (EVT) with towing rig
  • Audio Visual Alarm Detector (AVAD)
  • ABD Guided Soft Target (GST) and DRI Global Vehicle Target
  • ABD Launchpad with two-dimensional paths for pedestrians, cyclists and powered two-wheelers
  • ABD SPT pedestrian and cyclist motion rig with dual-belt system for crossing scenarios and single-belt system for longitudinal scenarios
  • 4a articulating adult and child pedestrian dummies
  • 4a static adult and child pedestrian dummies
  • 4a bicycle and cyclist dummies
  • 4a motorbike and scooter dummies
  • Full synchronization between test vehicle and targets
  • Scope for additional sensors