In 2017, four working groups have been established. Each working group focuses on a specific aspect of the developments required to generate an ISO standard:
- WG-A: Methods, models and effectiveness calculation focuses on the practical implementation of methods, models and metrics according to the following topics:
‒Evaluation objectives and the generation of a baseline for the assessment
‒Implementation of virtual simulation models
‒Metrics for the estimation of safety technology effectiveness
- WG-B: Round-robin simulation and hand-on experiences In WG-B, the participating organizations share their approaches and apply their tools to determine the effectiveness of a predefined state-of-the-art safety system. To work on a concrete example helps to reveal the needs and requirements regarding methods, models, tools, metrics, test cases and input data. The objective of WG-B is to publish a paper on the results of the different approaches and tools applied to a Cyclist-Autonomous Emergency Braking system.
- WG-C: Validation, verification and input data requirements aims to define an agreed verification & validation process for the models and tools used in the prospective effectiveness assessment for road safety. This includes the specification of requirements to the input data.
- WG-D: ISO & external communication integrates the results from the other working groups and manages the process towards an ISO standard for the prospective effectiveness assessment. WG D is also responsible for the dissemination of the results out of P.E.A.R.S. e.g. through presentations at conferences and symposia.
All participants of P.E.A.R.S. are invited to actively contribute to the working groups and in this way work towards an widely supported and accepted ISO standard for effectiveness assessment by virtual simulation.