Entwicklung und Test eines Pre-Crash-Sensorsystems für Seitenkollisionen

Conference paper


Dieter Willersinn
Joachim Tandler
Christian Mayer
Michael Grinberg
Björn Seipel
Thorsten Koch
Eric Zimmermann
Vlad Muntean


Integrierte Sicherheit und Fahrerassistenzsysteme, VDI-Berichte no. 2048, VDI-Verlag, 2008.




24. VDI/VW-Gemeinschaftstagung Integrierte Sicherheit und Fahrerassistenzsysteme, Wolfsburg, October 29 - 30, 2008

Sub-project 6 of the European Integrated Project APROSYS has developed an integrated safety system for side impact protection. For this, two different innovative technologies have been applied for the first time as a technology showcase in a car: shape memory alloy based actuators and a pre-crash sensing subsystem using radar and stereo-vision observing the side of a vehicle. The sensing subsystem detects an imminent collision and decides about the probability of a collision. It activates the actuator before the crash occurs in order to reduce intrusion into the passenger compartment. This article describes the sensing subsystem, the actuator subsystem and finally the testing programme that was executed to evaluate the complete system.