The ability to test self-driving cars on public roads in Germany reflects a big step towards the goal of a driverless future.
In order to gain the permits it needed, Mobileye’s test vehicles had to first pass an array of safety tests. Moreover, it had to provide hazard analysis and prove “that the cars can be safely integrated into public road traffic.”
Mobileye will now use the tests to demonstrate its “true redundancy” systems and a responsibility-sensitivity safety (RSS) AI policy. This system makes “common sense” decisions to prevent autonomous cars from getting into accidents.
The first of Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle tests will be completed in Munich. However, the company plans to perform further testing on open roads in other parts of Germany as well. It also aims to scale its testing program to more countries before the end of the year.