Different Approaches to the New Regulatory Challenges for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV)

Automated Driving (AD) is foreseen to be one of the major social and technological challenges in the coming years. Many manufacturers are developing new models with cutting-edge functionalities, which are not included in the scope of the current regulatory framework. Apart from demonstrating their know-how and expertise on AD, their willingness to sell their AD models in the European market is accelerating the rule-making system. However, what is the roadmap for the European regulatory framework? Policy makers and regulatory bodies are pushing their boundaries at all levels (national and international) in order to introduce modifications in existing regulations. These regulations will enable the introduction of these new functionalities into the market. Without decreasing the standards of safety and security, the implementation of a clear and harmonized regulatory framework and approval process is extremely necessary. The last amendments of the UN Regulation nº79 related to steering equipment or the creation of new standards such as the ISO 21448 regarding Safety and Intended Functionality (SOTIF) are examples of recent efforts from the regulatory bodies to achieve this goal. The aim of this paper is to show the state of the art of the regulatory framework regarding automated driving. In order to provide a thorough understanding of the forthcoming amendments and new standards, the different challenges that the European Commission (EC) / United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) are facing will be analysed, as well as the different approaches to be considered by the international regulatory bodies. Finally, as a result of this research, the conclusions will be presented as considerations and proposals for all players involved in this change of paradigm: users, manufacturers, approval authorities and technical services.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: 26th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV): Enabling a Safer Tomorrow

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  • Accession Number: 01762203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19-0192
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2020 10:43AM