Global alliance develops standards for automated-driving tests

April 15, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Global alliance develops standards for automated-driving tests
Together with the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE), the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC), the Shanghai Intelligent Automotive Center (SIAC) and the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC), the testing and certification company TÜV SÜD has formed an international alliance to develop and harmonize globally standardized test methods and uniformly recognized standards for all aspects of automated driving.

The mission of the newly formed International Alliance for Mobility Testing and Standardization (IAMTS) is to build an international portfolio of Smart Mobility test environments with the highest quality standards to effectively support the development and market introduction of automated mobility. Through this measure, the participants in the alliance intend to strengthen society's confidence in automated driving.

"Intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) are being developed and tested worldwide. However, vehicle requirements, knowledge and approaches with regard to traffic rules, certification regulations and testing standards vary from country to country,” says Alexander Kraus, Global Head of Automotive at TÜV SÜD. “Therefore, there are still no uniform or established test methods and standards for the approval of automated driving functions.” According to the expert, this is increasingly becoming a hurdle for testing and bringing automated vehicles to market. Together with its partners, TÜV SÜD now intends to change this and use IAMTS to develop globally recognized standards, test scenarios and test methods for tomorrow's mobility and harmonize them as far as possible.

The need for reliable and reproducible tests for ICVs across geographical and regulatory boundaries is growing worldwide. IAMTS aims to bring together the complex information derived globally from test and verification and validation methods and, on this basis, accelerate the development of test methods, test scenarios and validation methods for intelligently networked vehicles. The partners will concentrate on users and operators of test environments. TÜV SÜD will contribute its expertise in the safety testing and validation of automated and networked vehicles.

TÜV SÜD has been supporting the development of highly automated driving for some time now. Together with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), for example, the company is developing a kind of technical testing and acceptance procedure for algorithms, operates a test field for automatic driving on motorways together with other participants and is also involved in many international projects for the development of automated driving, such as


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