Source: Smart2Zero

 – July 2nd, 2019


Eleven leading companies from the automotive industry and the automated driving sector have published a joint document on Safety by Design for automated vehicles on SAE levels 3 and 4. The paper, called “Safety First for Automated Driving” (SaFAD), provides the framework for the development, testing and validation of safe, automated passenger vehicles.


These 11 leading companies are: Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, HERE, Infineon, Intel and Volkswagen.


The aim of the SaFAD white paper is to emphasize how important “safety by design” together with verification and validation is when it comes to creating a standard for automated driving as an industry.

For the first time SaFAD offers developers and operators of automated vehicles a system of clear traceability, from the basic requirement “safer than the average driver” to the components used in the vehicle and backend, such as cameras or steering systems. For the first time, it also presents a summary of the “safety by design”, verification and validation methods of Level 3 and Level 4 according to SAE (J3016) automated vehicles.


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