Active safety testing

Siemens is fully equipped to perform a variety of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) tests. Get access to a dedicated team, laboratory, testing facilities and access to an accredited European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) test track.

Vehicle consumer and ADAS testing

We perform consumer tests for passenger vehicles, like those developed by Euro NCAP. We can perform all ADAS tests following current United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) regulations for heavy duty vehicles (trucks and buses):

ECE Regulation 130 (LDWS - lane departure warning system)
ECE Regulation 131 (AEBS - advanced emergency braking system)

All ADAS activities are ISO17025 accredited.

A dummy placed in front of the car to perform the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) test.

Our ADAS team

Our ADAS team consists of technical specialists dedicated to ADAS activities and work across several countries and test tracks. Our engineers provide support where needed, and test engineers perform pre-NCAP assessments, benchmark testing and official testing according to all ADAS official protocols. Our specialists are available for consultancy for test methods and scenario development.

A car on a track for the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) testing.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems testing capabilities

Euro NCAP advanced emergency braking system testing

The AEBS tests consist of two categories: car-to-car rear scenarios and vulnerable road user tests. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) tests in a car-to-car rear scenario incorporate two elements: city systems (AEB) and inter-urban systems (AEB and forward-collision warning, or FCW). AEB's vulnerable road users tests include both pedestrian scenarios and cyclist scenarios. Our dedicated ADAS team can perform all consumer AEB tests, including development tests that may require alternative specifications, from different target offsets to diverse light conditions.

Euro NCAP lane support system testing

We perform lane support systems (LSS) tests in accordance with Euro NCAP 2018 protocols that consist of the following elements: emergency lane keeping (ELK), lane keep assist (LKA), and lane departure warning (LDW). For these LSS tests, we make use of the Euro NCAP-accredited Aldenhoven testing center. This test track includes all required features, such as real road edges (RRE), dashed, solid and fully marked lanes to perform all Euro NCAP LSS tests.

Additionally, we take advantage of the test event area in Mendig, Netherlands to perform tests for emergency lane keeping oncoming, emergency lane keeping overtaking and highway assist (Assisted driving 2020).

UNECE heavy-duty testing

In addition to consumer testing, we are an RDW-accredited laboratory authorized to carry out regulatory testing for UNECE of ECE-R130 (uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles regarding the LDWS) and ECE-131 (uniform provisions concerning the approval of motor vehicles with regard to the AEBS). Both regulations concern assessment of heavy-duty vehicles (trucks and buses).

Future ADAS protocols

As vehicle technology progresses, so does the need for consumer testing. Because our ADAS safety expert is a member of the Euro NCAP working groups, we are always involved in changes. Therefore, we are able to offer customers ADAS tests that are already compliant with future protocols. This allows our customers to consult us regarding future protocols and testing vehicles, systems and components in the early development phase that can benefit from consulting.

Test targets

We are fully equipped with the latest test targets used for consumer and certification testing. Our global vehicle target is a controllable soft vehicle target on a self-propelled GPS-guided platform (accurate to 1cm). Upon impact, the target foam body separates into lightweight parts, avoiding damage to the vehicle under test and allowing quick reassembly between test runs (assembled in approx. 10 minutes). The global vehicle target is capable of a maximum speed of 100 km/h and is therefore up to the latest test requirements. Because the target contains the same radar, lidar and visual attributes of an M1 passenger vehicle, it will be seen as such by the vehicle under test. For VRU assessment, we use 4active articulated adult and child dummies, as well as adult bicyclist dummies. These dummies are designed with humanlike radar cross-section, infra-red and visual properties and are fully impactable and rebuildable.

Test equipment and tracks

Our ADAS team is prepared with the best equipment for testing using Anthony Best Dynamics CBAR, SR60 steering robot, SR15 steering robot, SPT20 pedestrian propulsion unit, guided soft target, and TrackFi V2V synchro. We use Oxford Technical Solutions (OxTS) 6-axis IMU RT3003 and RT3003X, OxTS DGPS base station and OxTS RT range system for GPS guidance in our test vehicles and targets. We make use of the Aldenhoven testing center (ATC), which is an accredited Euro NCAP test track in Germany, compliant with all consumer testing plus ECE-130 and ECE-131 regulations.