Bicyclist target ACEA specifications

The overall number of fatalities in road traffic accidents in Europe is decreasing. Unfortunately, however, the number of fatalities among cyclists does not follow this trend with the same rate. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) systems, dedicated to avoid or mitigate car-to-cyclist collisions, are being introduced.

To develop protocols and appropriate equipment to test such systems, TNO has initiated the Cyclist-AEB Testing System (CATS) consortium, in which around 20 industry partners, including several automobile manufacturers and TIER1s, have joined forces.

Based on the CATS/4a Bicyclist Target Specifications1 (V1.1 from 21.12.2016) these ACEA specifications define a bicyclist target representing a real bicyclist on a bike, taking into account all different types of sensors used in AEB systems.


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