From Functional to Logical Scenarios: Detailing a Keyword-Based Scenario Description for Execution in a Simulation Environment [article]

Till Menzel, Gerrit Bagschik, Leon Isensee, Andre Schomburg, Markus Maurer
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Scenario-based development and test processes are a promising approach for verifying and validating automated driving functions. For this purpose, scenarios have to be generated during the development process in a traceable manner. In early development stages, the operating scenarios of the item to be developed are usually described in an abstract, linguistic way.Within the scope of a simulation-assisted test process, these linguistically described scenarios have to be transformed into a state
more » ... pace representation and converted into data formats which can be used with the respective simulation environment. Currently, this step of detailing scenarios takes a considerable manual effort. Furthermore, a standardized interpretation of the linguistically described scenarios and a consistent transformation into the data formats are not guaranteed due to multiple authors as well as many constraints between the scenario parameters. In this paper, the authors present an approach to automatically detail a keyword-based scenario description for execution in a simulation environment and provide a basis for test case generation. As a first step, the keyword-based description is transformed into a parameter space representation. At the same time, constraints regarding the selection and combination of parameter values are documented for the following process steps (e. g. evolutionary or stochastic test methods). As a second step, the parameter space representation is converted into data formats required by the simulation environment. As an example, the authors use scenarios on German freeways and convert them into the data formats OpenDRIVE (description of the road) and OpenSCENARIO (description of traffic participants and environmental conditions) for execution in the simulation environment Virtual Test Drive.
arXiv:1905.03989v1 fatcat:uypoaawqkncydm2ce6lqxg4xwi