Thatcham Research, the motor insurers’ automotive research center in the UK, has launched the guidelines that minimize bumps in the road on the journey towards fully automated driving. Veoneer, a company focused on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Collaborative and Automated Driving (AD), announced its support to guidelines.
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.
The transition from assisted to Automated Driving, where sensors and systems play a primary role in the act of driving, is an area of potential risk. It is in this transition period, during which functionality is limited and the driver is required to take back control in certain situations, the risk of accidents may increase. Safety is a prerequisite for creating trust in mobility, and Veoneer thus supports Thatcham Research in launching the first guidelines for safe introduction of Automated Driving Systems.
Source: Press Release