StreetDrone Trials
& Deployment

Once your technology stack is assembled, the StreetDrone team can help get wheels turning either on or off road.

TRIALS & DEPLOYMENT_

Get your wheels turning

Our safety team provide detailed Operational Design Domain assessments, and can build these into full safety cases, compliant with local regulation, taking into account both functional and operational safety. We have experience in liaising with required authorities, and building relevant risk assessment.

We can also assist in applying for testing permits and licences.

Once this is in place, StreetDrone can also provide support to run trials, including AV engineers, data processing and fully trained safety drivers.

StreetDrone 2020 Safety Report

Safety is clearly the most important aspect when deploying self-driving vehicles and it all starts with the vehicle itself. Our engineering team has deep technical expertise in automotive control systems. This means that we can build the safest possible drive-by-wire system in parallel with the vehicle manufacturers existing systems.

Our team’s combined automotive engineering experience has enabled a best practice approach to vehicle safety, prioritised at all levels of our technology deployment. This report details that approach in the hope that together, we can move forward in our discussions and understanding of what a truly safe autonomous future looks like.

OUR APPROACH_

Defining the conditions for autonomy

StreetDrone have a proprietary approach to comprehensively defining the scope of autonomous vehicle trials – starting and finishing with safety.

Operational Design Domain (ODD)

The conditions under which a StreetDrone vehicle can operate autonomously.

Vehicle Design Domain (VDD)

The vehicle specification to meet the requirements of the operating conditions.

Defining the ODD

We work with our customers to define the trial environment and conditions; for instance, which road features are present such as traffic lights or roundabouts? What hazards are present such as pedestrians or cyclists? In addition, we add environmental parameters - do we operate in the rain and what are the route speed limits?



The VDD- Software

The software modules are then selected to suit the particular autonomous purpose of the trial - this can include dynamic path planning, object avoidance, pedestrian behaviour prediction and more.




The VDD- Hardware

Once we know the ODD features and software functionality you want to operate with, we can define the hardware requirements for the vehicle. This covers all considerations from computational power to required sensor sets.



Functional Specification

The ODD and VDD, once defined, form the functional specification for your StreetDrone autonomous vehicle - what it can do and where it can go.

 

 

Safety Driver Training

Safety driver training is the next essential step to safe deployment of autonomous vehicles. When anything occurs (weather changes, dynamic objects etc.) outside your ODD and VDD conditions, the safety driver will take control of the vehicle.

 

 

Safety Case Definition

With all these steps complete, a thorough safety case can be written for an autonomous vehicle trial or demonstration.

 

 

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