The SUNRISE project is about safety assurance of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) systems. This safety assurance is crucial for their successful adoption and deployment in society. CCAM systems must be reliable in every possible driving scenario. This requires a strong safety argumentation, which remains a significant challenge worldwide.
Several initiatives have started to develop test- and assessment methods for CCAM systems, applying a scenario-based approach, and combining both physical and virtual testing. Although automotive stakeholders generally seem to agree on this overall approach, the current situation is leading to silo solutions. The lack of a common approach, therefore hampers the large-scale and safe introduction of CCAM systems in society.
It is for these reasons that the SUNRISE project started. The SUNRISE project aims to establish a common safety assurance framework, interconnecting silos and making them collaborate in a harmonised way.