Over the last term of 2020, Alexandru Forrai, local project manager from Siemens Industry Software and Services B.V. The Netherlands, together with his colleagues Irfan Mashood Badshah and Puneeth Nekkundi Somashekar completed the testing activities related to automated valet parking solution and invited the EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Hub West to attend this demonstration, which is part of the UrbanSmartPark project.
Siemens could demonstrate once more that the dedicated software toolchain for development of automated driving functions could significantly reduce the development cycle and could allow a seamless deployment of the control algorithm on the test vehicle. Siemens was mainly responsible for the definition of verification and validation concept for the automated valet parking solution according to the functional safety standards ISO 26262 and SOTIF. The performed tests – both in the virtual environment and on the test track – could confirm the effectiveness and the efficiency of the new methodologies and solutions developed by Siemens, having a good potential to be applied by OEMs and TIER1 suppliers.
Back in December 2020, the consortium of UrbanSmartPark presented their research results at the Landungsbrücken held in Hamburg. The NFF demonstrated its Automated On-Street Valet Parking function so that citizens and press representatives were invited to take a seat in the test vehicle TEASY 3 for a demo drive. The automated driving function starts at the S-Bahn station Landungsbrücken where the driver would theoretically request the service of Automated Valet Parking. The vehicle receives the location of the next free parking spot from the back end of Fraunhofer, drives autonomously to the parking area and performs the parking maneuver. The event received very positive feedback and gathered a lot of attention from the local press as well as from the citizens of Hamburg. For more information please check UrbanSmartPark – Vehicle automation as an enabler for future customer-centric parking-related services.
This EIT Urban Mobility funded project has the following consortium partners: Škoda Auto (Czech Republic), Siemens (The Netherlands), NFF TU Braunschweig (Germany), Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Republic (UTIA), Czech Technical University of Prague (ČVUT), Fraunhofer SCS (Germany) and city partners Hamburg (Germany) as well as Helmond (The Netherlands).