The rapid launch of automated vehicles on markets worldwide requires uniform global regulations. To date, however, the regulations have varied greatly from region to region, and the development of uniform, internationally binding guidelines has only just begun. The first UNECE regulation for an automated driving system at SAE level 3 is expected to be in force early 2021 - a pioneering achievement and a template for further internationally binding regulations.
This white paper takes the current version of the UNECE regulation for automated lane keeping systems (ALKS) as a basis to examine the development and creation of uniform legal foundations for international partners. It also takes a close look at efforts to approve automated driving functions in the various automotive markets of Europe, the USA, and Asia.
Focus is placed on the system’s functionality and requirements for type approval, which form the context for an examination of cybersecurity, software update processes, data storage systems (DSSAD), functional safety, safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF), and simulations. The white paper also explores the issue of physical testing in connection with the type approval procedure for the automated driving function ALKS.