Research Company Launches First Safety Guidelines for AVs

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Sept. 11, 2019—Thatcham Research launched the first guidelines for safe introduction of automated driving systems. Veoneer, a company focused on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), collaborative and automated driving (AD), announced its support of the research company.

The 12 principles in Thatcham Research's guidelines include; training to ensure that drivers understand the vehicle's automated functions; geofencing to restrict the automated system to motorway driving only; and in-vehicle displays to clearly indicate whether the car or user is responsible for driving at all times. In addition, the guideline dictates that if the driver does not take back control when required, the vehicle must be able to assess the safest minimum-risk maneuver and undertake it according to the prevailing road conditions. 

It is predicted that in 2030, the vast majority of all cars sold will include advanced technologies that provide collaborative interaction with the driver, while a fraction of the market will be fully autonomous cars.

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