Driverless Car Group Eyes AV Safety Standard

The cross-industry effort includes leading car makers Audi and VW Group along with chip IP vendor Arm, NXP Semiconductors and TTTech Auto, which launched an umbrella group dubbed “The Autonomous.”…

There are multiple standards for vehicle safety. Among them is PD ISO/TR 4804:2020, which has been promoted by BMW. The spec has been approved and is expected to be published this summer.

Audi, BMW and nine other industry leaders (Aptiv, Baidu, Continental, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen) also published a white paper called SaFAD (Safety First for Automated Driving).

Other members of the new driverless vehicle initiative include BASELabs, CoreAVI, DENSO, the self-driving startup Five (formerly FiveAI, Fraunhofer IESE and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology.

Along with forging an AV architecture, the group also will focus on AI, cybersecurity and sensor fusion applications along with legal and regulatory issues, including product liability.