TÜV SÜD, an independent technical service provider, enabled Mobileye to get permits from German authorities by validating the vehicle and functional safety concepts of Mobileye’s AV test vehicle. This allows Mobileye to perform AV testing anywhere in Germany, including urban and rural areas including Autobahn at a regular driving speed of up to 130 kilometers per hour. The AV testing in Germany is starting now in and around Munich.
Mobileye also plans to expand the AV testing to areas outside of Germany and look forward to scale open-road testing in other countries before the end of 2020. The company has the goal to work with numerous automobile manufacturers, to gather data from 25 million vehicles by 2025. The reasons given for the research are to minimize emissions, traffic jam, and make equal and affordable access to mobility.