This document will provide methodologies and procedures to validate active safety test targets and correlate them to the objects they are intended to represent. The Correlation procedure will document a means of measuring representative object characteristics and specifying acceptability criteria for a test target using that objective characteristic measurement. The Validation procedure will be utilized to determine if the test target meets the acceptability criteria. A Confirmation procedure will identify unacceptable characteristic deviations of the targets during use in the field. Test targets may include cars, pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, or any other object that may be encountered by a vehicle.
Testing of active safety systems often requires a surrogate target when it is not safe or feasible to use a real object in a test. This surrogate target should appear to the system as the object it is meant to represent. There should be a procedure whereby a user can determine if their surrogate object does, in fact, appear as a real object to the system under test.