Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium Adds Daimler

Source: Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium

WARRENDALE, Penn. – The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) has added Daimler as the latest member of the consortium. The addition of the Daimler brands deepens the AVSC’s connection in the European market as consortium members collaborate on the development of best safety practices around which automated vehicle (AV) technology can be responsibly developed and adopted ahead of broad deployment.

“Like all AVSC members, Daimler brings a longstanding commitment to collaboration to move the entire industry forward,” said Dr. Edward Straub, executive director of the AVSC. “Daimler and its legacy brands are working to address pre-competitive industry-wide challenges on both sides of the Atlantic; their involvement with the AVSC expands the consortium’s global reach and expertise as we promote safe AV development and testing.”

Daimler is currently incorporating various levels of AV technologies into its brands of passenger vehicles and trucks. The company promotes extensive testing and safety validation and has leveraged AV technologies in the development and testing of both passenger cars and trucks with SAE Level 4 intent ADS technology on public roads.

Launched in April 2019, the AVSC convenes leading OEM and technology member organizations, including SAE International, Ford, General Motors, Toyota and UBER ATG. The AVSC’s mission is to inform and accelerate the development of industry standards for AVs. Consortium members are working on the development of a series of safety principles for SAE Level 4 and 5 automated driving systems focusing on testing before and during operation of AVs on public roads; data collection, protection and sharing; and interactions between AVs and other road users.

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