This SAE Recommended Practice (RP) establishes uniform powered vehicle level test procedure for Forward Collision Avoidance and Mitigation (FCAM) systems (also identified as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems) used in highway commercial vehicles and coaches greater than 4535 Kg (10,000 lb.) GVWR. This RP does not apply to trailers, dollies, etc. and does not intend to exclude any particular system or sensor technology. These FCAM systems utilize various methodologies to identify, track and communicate data to the operator and vehicle systems to warn, intervene and/or mitigate in the longitudinal control of the vehicle.
With the commercial availability of Forward Collision Avoidance and Mitigation (FCAM) systems for commercial vehicles greater than 4535 Kg (10,000 lb.) GVWR, a vehicle test procedure to evaluate the effectiveness of these systems is justified. This document outlines a basic test procedure to be performed under specified operating and environmental conditions. It does not define tests for all possible operating and environmental conditions. Minimum performance requirements are not addressed in this document.