RESPONSE 3: Bringing ADAS to market quickly and safely
A number of obstacles are standing in the way of the speedy market introduction of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The need to prove the reasonable safety of these systems in order to avoid possible financial risks, liability risks and risks related to brand image is one such barrier. RESPONSE 3, a subproject of the Integrated Project PReVENT, intends to provide the vehicle industry with the tools to overcome and manage these risks. The project is developing a European Code of Practice for the development and testing of ADAS, presenting an integrated perspective on the relevant human, system and legal aspects. Such a Code of Practice forms the basis for an international agreement on ADAS safety issues and is expected to substantially speed up the market introduction of ADAS applications.
The Code of Practice will contain descriptions of procedures and processes for analysis of user requirements, definition of systems according to these requirements, and validation procedures showing that these safety-related customer requirements are fulfilled. The procedures also take into account legal questions regarding product liability, driver responsibility, and manufacturer’s liability. As such, the Code of Practice will be a key instrument to help engineers develop safe products, industry to protect itself against litigation, and authorities to understand and follow the development and testing processes.
- Provide the vehicle industry with the appropriate tools and a common understanding to overcome and manage the risks related to a successful market introduction of preventive and active safety systems
- Develop a widely accepted Code of Practice for “safe” ADAS development and testing to mitigate liability risks when introducing new advanced driver assistance systems on the market
- Obtain agreement on these development guidelines from all stakeholders, ensuring that they become an integrated part of companies’ system design and validation processes
Duration and Funding
October 2004 - November 2006. Funding through the EC Directorate General Information Society & Media
DaimlerChrysler, Audi, BMW, , Fiat CRF, Ford, Robert Bosch, PSA, TNO, TRL Limited, Volkswagen
ADAC, Autocruise, BASt, Continental, Jaguar, Thomas Miller & Co LTD, Navteq, Opel, Siemens VDO, TÜV
AHSRA (Advanced cruise-assist Highway Systems Research Association), Japan; JARI (Japanese Automotive Research Institute)
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