Assessment of Dangerous Traffic Situations for Autonomous Vehicles


  • Péter Galántai

    Department of Control for Transportation and Vehicle Systems, Faculty of Transportation and Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1521 Budapest, P.O.B. 91, Hungary


This article will show some dangerous situations with autonomous vehicles. The main question in this article is how does the ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) as an autonomous vehicle function work? In which cases must the driver act and how. The research showed some real life examples based on a Euro NCAP test. The car manufacturers say that the modern ACC systems can be well used in urban traffic, especially in traffic jam, but there can be some critical situations which can cause an accident if the driver does not act. These situations are collected in this article. The main aim of the article is to identify a methodological framework for estimating the proper operation conditions related to the analyzed automated driving assistant systems.



ACC, automated driving assistant systems, autonomous vehicles, urban traffic, dangerous situations

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How to Cite

Galántai, P. (2022) “Assessment of Dangerous Traffic Situations for Autonomous Vehicles”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 50(3), pp. 260–266.