Scenario-Based Platform for the Inspection of Automated Driving Functions

Introduction and Objectives

Vehicles with automated driving functions have to achieve at least the level of driving skills of an attentive human driver. Measures to guarantee the required level of functional safety are needed all throughout the development process and especially the life cycle of automated vehicles and their electronic components. The main objective in SePIA is to develop a complex validation platform for electronic subsystems and the overall vehicle. This will be achieved by using real scenarios with extensive accident data, information from accident reconstruction reports as well as vehicle data and video recordings. The platform will be tested and demonstrated in a hardware/software application environment.

Funded by

European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and the State of Saxony

Contribution by the Fraunhofer IVI

In collaboration with the project partners, the Fraunhofer IVI will deliver the application specifications and develop the validation platform. The institute will provide accident data, process and detect the criticality of accident and report data and analyze the critical scenarios yet missing.

Further Project Partners

  • TraceTronic GmbH
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • Computer Vision Lab
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Automobile Engineering
  • Institute for Traffic Accident Research at TU Dresden



June 01, 2017 – May 31, 2020
(36 months)

Funding Agency


Sächsische Aufbaubank – Förderbank (SAB)