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Journal of Advanced Transportation
Volume 2018, Article ID 5804536, 19 pages
Research Article

Design Method of ADAS for Urban Electric Vehicle Based on Virtual Prototyping

Institute of Fundamentals of Machinery Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Correspondence should be addressed to Wojciech Skarka; lp.lslop@akrakS.hceicjoW

Received 25 June 2017; Revised 17 October 2017; Accepted 12 November 2017; Published 5 March 2018

Academic Editor: Rongxin Cui

Copyright © 2018 Katarzyna Jezierska-Krupa and Wojciech Skarka. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Since 2012, the Smart Power Team has been actively participating in the Shell Eco-marathon, which is a worldwide competition. From the very beginning, the team has been working to increase driver’s safety on the road by developing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. This paper presents unique method for designing ADAS systems in order to minimize the costs of the design phase and system implementation and, at the same time, to maximize the positive effect the system has on driver and vehicle safety. The described method is based on using virtual prototyping tool to simulate the system performance in real-life situations. This approach enabled an iterative design process, which resulted in reduction of errors with almost no prototyping and testing costs.