Ensure you meet the UNECE requirements for automated driving functions (SAE Level 3)
For the first time, 42 countries have agreed uniform type approval requirements for automated driving functions (SAE Level 3), with the adoption of an internationally valid regulation for automated lane keeping systems. This means that manufacturers now have a reliable UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) regulation to guide them in the development of automated driving functions for all internationally important markets. The UNECE regulations define a strict set of criteria for passenger cars governing how automated lane keeping systems should work.
In addition to the ALKS regulation, the UNECE has also adopted regulations concerning cybersecurity and software updates.
The introduction of these three UNECE regulations gives OEMs and vehicle manufacturers a clear framework for providing cars with lane keeping assist to SAE Level 3.
Key features of the UNECE regulations for ALKS include:
Complying with the UNECE regulation for ALKS will allow OEMs and vehicle manufacturers to legally provide customers with ALKS systems. Upon demonstrating ALKS compliance, manufacturers will be able to sell cars with automated lane keeping systems in some of the world's largest auto markets.
Cars with lane keeping systems have been available for several years now. However, until the UNECE regulations were introduced there was no internationally standardized approach for the more highly automated SAE Level 3 systems. The UNECE regulations for ALKS means OEMs and vehicle manufacturers can implement an automated driving system in series-production vehicles.
Showing that you meet the UNECE standards also builds trust among customers who may have doubts about the safety of automated lane keeping systems.
TÜV SÜD has decades of experience in assessing vehicle systems for functional safety, cybersecurity and physical and virtual testing. We have been involved in testing the safety and security of automated and connected vehicles for several years and we act as your competent consultant partner. As a member of various committees, we are in continual dialogue with licensing authorities and therefore have in-depth knowledge of the UNECE regulations and how to apply them. TÜV SÜD supports OEMs, vehicle manufacturers and software providers in all matters concerning the new UNECE regulations. We offer you a wide range of specialized services designed to facilitate the rapid implementation of level 3 driving functionality in compliance with the new UN type approval regulations.
Your One-Stop Solution Provider for Compliance with UNECE Regulations
By partnering with us, you will receive the following benefits:
TÜV SÜD helps you comply with the new UNECE regulations. We offer you a wide range of specialized services designed to facilitate the rapid implementation of SAE Level 3 driving functionality.
We also offer long-term support to ensure you remain compliant with ALKS type approval:
If you wish to provide SAE Level 3 ALKS systems that conform to the UNECE regulations, TÜV SÜD is your one-stop partner for compliance.
Learn about the current version of the UNECE regulation for automated lane keeping systems (ALKS)
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