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TÜV SÜD involved in the development of provisional national standards to support the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles in Singapore

Singapore is the first country in the world to have developed national guidelines, Technical Reference 68 (TR 68), to promote the safe deployment of fully autonomous vehicles. TR 68 gives clear specifications for OEM and can thus be used as a blueprint for future international standards in this field. Experts from TÜV SÜD were significantly involved in the development of TR 68 from the outset and contributed their expertise in the fields of operational/functional safety, cybersecurity and vehicular data – and hence in three out of four working groups. This underscores TÜV SÜD’s claim to international leadership as an independent development partner for autonomous driving.

“We’re proud that our experts have been able to help develop TR 68. This collaboration has offered us valuable insight into the development work behind autonomous driving as a whole – in Germany and worldwide. TR 68 formulates clear (national) guidelines for the development of fully autonomous vehicles – a world first,” emphasized Dr. Houssem Abdellatif, Global Head HAD at TÜV SÜD. An industry-led effort, four working groups comprising representatives from the AV industry, research institutions, institutes of higher learning and government agencies developed standards in the four key areas – vehicle behavior, vehicle functional safety, cybersecurity and data formats.

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