Tue, 30 July 2019
Industry leaders across the automotive and automated driving technology spectrum have published “Safety First for Automated Driving” (SaFAD), a non-binding organised framework for the development, testing and validation of safe automated passenger vehicles.
The 11 leaders — Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, FCA US LLC, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen — comprise the broadest representation across the industry and the SaFAD white paper authors’ purpose is to emphasise the importance of safety by design, along with verification and validation, as the industry works toward creating standards for automated driving.
The foundation of the SaFAD white paper is its 12 guiding principles, which are further refined into capabilities of the automated vehicle, from which safe-by-design elements are derived to support the capability and achieve the guiding principles. “Safety First for Automated Driving” combines the expertise from key companies in the automaker, supplier and technology industries to help direct development of safe automated vehicles.