The Safety Pool™ Scenario Database (SPSD) is a secure repository of the test scenarios for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The SPSD was developed to support the development and verification and validation of CAV technologies. The SPSD has been created as part of a collaboration between WMG, University of Warwick, UK and Deepen AI. SPSD is also supported by the World Economic Forum as part of their Safe Drive Initiative and the UK's Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV).
The primary role of the SPSD is to accelerate the pace of ADS technology development by providing an extensive database of test scenarios which can be used for testing Automated Driving Technology via simulation and in the real-world.
It will achieve this by facilitating the sharing of scenarios between organisations, regulators, and researchers and by being an integral part of the CAM TestBedUK ecosystem - assisting organisations with testing their ADS on CAM TestBedUK and other international testbeds and on simulation platforms.
The SPSD promotes the sharing of scenarios by facilitating the publishing of scenarios to public libraries within the SPSD, whilst organisations also have the ability to store scenarios which are private to them in order to benefit from the test planning tools offered by the database.
Users are able to access the SPSD via a Web Application and there is an Application Programming Interface (API) to allow organisations to connect their existing testing infrastructure to the database so that they can download scenarios to feed into their testing toolchain.