Auto Industry Drafts First Safety Rules for Self-Driving Vehicles

July 9, 2019

The goal is to establish baseline principles for operating the vehicles.

July 9, 2019—Intel and a team of automotive companies have teamed up to create new guidelines for autonomous vehicles, reports Engadget.

The intention of the “Safety First Automated Driving” paper is to establish a framework of universal safety principles that all self-driving cars need to abide by. The standards deal primarily with how the industry should monitor and report safety standards when building and operating autonomous cars.

Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Here Technologies, Infineon, and Volkswagen were all involved in crafting the paper, which established 12 principles for autonomous vehicles. The rules include topics on: safe operation, operational design domain, vehicle operator-initiated handover, security, user responsibility, vehicle-initiated handover, interdependency between the vehicle operator and the automated system, safety assessment, data recording, passive safety, behavior in traffic and safe layer. 

The paper, which is more than 100 pages, contains more details specifications for each principle.

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