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TÜV SÜD and Automobile Data of China Sign a MoU to Jointly Promote Collaborative Innovation in ICV Technology Applications

TÜV SÜD Greater China was invited to attend "The International Conference on ICV Driving Scenario Data Technology and Simulation Testing" hosted by Automotive Data of China (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Automobile Data of China") this year. During the conference, TÜV SÜD and Automobile Data of China formally signed a MoU. Zhao Chongmin, Senior Manager of Mobility at TÜV SÜD Greater China, and Feng Yi, General Manager of Automobile Data of China attended the signing ceremony as company representatives. In addition, Shi Minglin, the automated driving expert from Mobility of TÜV SÜD Greater China, was invited to address a technical speech, taking the world's first SAE L3 driving automation regulation UN-R157 as the starting point, and sharing TÜV SÜD's latest research progress and achievements in the type approval of automated driving systems.

Deepening international exchanges and cooperation with experiences sharing in multiple fields

Zhao Chongmin, Senior Manager of Mobility at TÜV SÜD Greater China, and Feng Yi, General Manager of Automobile Data of China, signed a MoUAccording to the agreement, the two parties will take advantage of their depth of research and resources of industry respectively in forward-looking foundation and common-crossing technologies, and carry out exchanges and cooperation in the fields of ICV domestic and foreign policy and research, driving scenario library and virtual simulation tool chain verification and evaluation, functional safety and SOTIF, and automated vehicles simulation testing, assessment, certification and type approval, and jointly promote collaborative innovation in the application of intelligent vehicle technologies.

"Over the years, TÜV SÜD has been active in cross-disciplinary automated driving R&D projects at multiple international levels and has also been deeply involved in formulating and harmonizing global standardized test methods and best practices for automated driving. TÜV SÜD is committed to shaping a safer mobility environment with the claim of 'Add value. Inspire trust'. In this cooperation with Automobile Data of China, both parties will make full use of our respective brands, expertise, forward-looking experiences and other advantageous resources to jointly promote the positive interaction between the high-quality development and high-level safety of China's ICV technological achievements and move towards the international stage. ", says Zhao Chongmin, Senior Manager of Mobility at TÜV SÜD Greater China.

Take safety as priority along for the ADSs compliance management

Due to evolvement in the automotive industry and artificial intelligence technology, automated driving technology is undergoing major evolution. Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS), as the core function of L3 and above automated driving systems, has received extensive attention and research in recent years.

As Shi Minglin addressed in his technical speech, "UN-R157 is the world's first type approval regulation for L3 automated driving systems. As the first binding international uniform regulation in the field of automated driving, UN-R157 aims to innovatively and comprehensively solve systems complex issues related to the functional safety assessment of ADSs. It contains the administrative provisions for type approval, technical requirements, audit, testing and reporting of ALKS systems."

Shi Minglin, automated driving expert from Mobility of TÜV SÜD Greater China, addressed a technical speech

"Currently, UN-R157 regulation stipulate specific certification requirements for ALKS under the framework of the 'multi-pillar approach', which is a major breakthrough in the formulation of regulations in the field of automated driving globally." Shi Minglin further elaborated, "The present ALKS has relatively simple functions, the testing and verification for which are not very difficult in its constrained ODD. Therefore, the safety assessment is relatively easy for a ALKS system with limited functions and limited ODD. However, with the rapid development of automated driving technology and the continuous iteration of regulation, the functions of the ALKS will become more complicated, and the ODDs will continue to infinitely expand, which will inevitably bring vast challenges to the safety assessment and test verification of the ADS."

At present, driven by the technological revolution and industrial transformation represented by artificial intelligence and 5G communications, automobile, as a high-quality carrier for the application of new technologies, are accelerating the development process of ICVs. In the face of this industrial change, the compliance management of ICV and related products is a complex system engineering, which results in a more and more severe safety situation. In response to the great challenges brought by the type approval of highly automated driving (HAD), TÜV SÜD has now established a global HAD expert team across various disciplinary. With our broad portfolio of services, TÜV SÜD supports customers in all issues related to the new UNECE regulations concerning assessment, type approval, testing and advisory, thereby enabling the innovative technologies to be realised rapidly and with full compliance.

Caption Image 1: Zhao Chongmin, Senior Manager of Mobility at TÜV SÜD Greater China, and Feng Yi, General Manager of Automobile Data of China, signed a MoU

Caption Image 2: Shi Minglin, automated driving expert from Mobility of TÜV SÜD Greater China, addressed a technical speech

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