The UK develops standards for autonomous driving
The British Standards Institution and the UK national standard body, is inviting comments on PAS 1881, a new industry specification for driverless pods, cars and trucks.
The specification is designed to ensure automated vehicle trials and on-road tests meet with industry good practice on safety and risk management.
PAS 1881 has been developed with Transport Research Laboratory and with the involvement of organisations ranging from software and automotive engineering companies to local government, transport authorities and testbeds.
The PAS will help organisations involved in running Car Autonomous Vehicle trials and testing on public roads to demonstrate a consistent approach to safety and provide confidence that risks have been managed.
The consultation version will be available for comment online until 1 November. It will complement existing government guidance on running autonomous vehicle trials.