The »Safety First for Automated Driving« (SaFAD) white paper authors’ purpose is to emphasize the importance of safety by design, along with verification and validation, as the industry works toward creating standards for automated driving.
For the first time, SaFAD offers automated vehicle (AV) developers and operators a system for clear traceability that proves AVs to be »safer than the average driver« through components such as cameras or steering systems.
It is also the first time presenting a summary of widely known safety by design and verification and validation methods of Level 3 and Level 4 automated driving as defined by the SAE (J3016).
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.
With publication of SaFAD authors and experts from each of the participating partners will present the group’s work at industry and technology conferences internationally over the next several months.