BMW, Toyota and Renault Engineers Explore Driverless Standards

Engineers from BMW, Toyota and Renault have set up a working group in a bid to formulate global standards for future ADAS and autonomous technology.

The group, working under the auspices of automotive engineers in mobility systems FISITA, hope to produce a definitive report on standards that must be applied to advanced safety technology. The move comes on the heels of a similar initiative also being supported by Toyota but also including Ford and General Motors.

The engineers say they have identified ‘intelligent safety’ as a priority subject to explore the emerging area of technological and societal importance. The working group will be led by FISITA president-elect, Mrs Nadine Leclair, senior vice-president at Renault. Joining her will be Renault’s laboratory director Anne Guillaume, Luc Bourgeois expert leader systems control at Renault, Toyota engineer Flavio Ferreira and Klaus Kompass vice-president of vehicle safety with BMW. Representatives of SAE China and universities in China, the Czech Republic and Germany will also contribute to the working group.

It plans to publish its results in a white paper to be presented to the FISITA World Congress in September 2020.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


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