BSI, the business improvement company and the UK National Standard Body, is inviting comments on PAS 1881 Assuring safety for automated vehicle trials and testing,a new industry specification for driverless pods, cars and trucks.
According to BSI 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 TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) and with the involvement of organisations ranging from software and automotive engineering companies to local government, transport authorities and testbeds including: Connected Places Catapult, Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure, Five AI, Highways England, Horiba MIRA, Loughborough University, Millbrook Proving Ground, Oxbotica, Oxfordshire County Council, Potenza, Royal Borough of Greenwich, University of Warwick, Transport for London, UK Atomic Energy Authority and Adelard LLP.
Nick Fleming, Head of Transport and Mobility at BSI said,“We welcome comments on this draft PAS 1881: Assuring safety for automated vehicle trials and testing – Specification, the first of its kind globally. The PAS will help organisations involved in running CAV trials and testing on public roads to demonstrate a consistent approach to safety and provide confidence that risks have been managed.”