Title: A study on the sizes of vehicle surrogates for AEB testing based on representative passenger vehicles in China

Authors: Wenli Li; Yousong Zhang; Stanley Chien; Kan Wang

Addresses: Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacture Technology for Automobile Parts, Ministry of Education, Chongqing University of Technology, Banan, Chongqing 400054, China ' Key Laboratory of Advanced Manufacture Technology for Automobile Parts, Ministry of Education, Chongqing University of Technology, Banan, Chongqing 400054, China ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA ' Automotive Active Safety Testing Technology, Chongqing Key Laboratory of Industry and Information Technology, Chongqing 401122, China

Abstract: Owing to the rapid advancement of automotive active safety technology, more and more cars with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features are produced in recent years. The performance testing of ADAS in various crash scenarios often requires surrogate vehicles that represent actual vehicles. Most vehicle surrogates on the market are designed based on the vehicles in the USA and European markets. China is the world's most massive automobile production and sales market, so it is worthwhile to study vehicle characteristics in China to develop vehicle surrogate requirements for the China New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP). This paper describes a method for determining the representative dimension characteristics of passenger vehicles in China based on the last ten years of vehicle sales data.

Keywords: active safety; surrogate vehicle; ADAS; China's passenger car; clustering algorithm.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2021.115910

International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2021 Vol.12 No.1, pp.49 - 65

Received: 10 May 2020
Accepted: 23 Nov 2020

Published online: 22 Jun 2021 *

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