As more cars move from passive to active safety systems, we are introduced to advanced technologies like adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, and lane-keep assistance. All of which have a focus on saving lives. The European Union has stated that an active safety system in vehicles will play a critical part in achieving the goal of zero deaths by 2050.
This same technology also paves the way towards self-driving cars. As the autonomy increases, so does the cost of development. There is a need to develop not only smarter systems but also smarter tools and technologies to verify and validate those ADAS systems. Firstly, the time it takes to capture the needed raw data to train perception algorithms takes too long. Secondly, the amount of data you collect goes up exponentially as the complexity increases. Thirdly, this results in time delays in moving to get the correct data to the right people. Finally, once the data is in the right place, you still don’t know if you’ve captured everything you need. Did you find the critical unknown scenario?