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WCX Digital Summit

June 16-18, 2020 | Virtual

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ADAS to Automated Driving Symposium

September 1-2, 2020 | Troy, Michigan

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Innovations in Mobility

September 1-2, 2020 | Troy, Michigan

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News / Press Release Announcements

AVSC Member Spotlight Series

AVSC Shines Spotlight on Volkswagen

WARRENDALE, PA. (December 18, 2023)

 

AVSC is very pleased to be featuring VW in our member spotlight series. VW joined AVSC in October 2019 and is one of our longest-standing members. This spotlight highlights VW's goals, achievements, and current operations.

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Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ Releases Best Practice for Automated Driving System Remote Assistance Use Case

Document Addresses Remote Assistance for ADS in Situations Exceeding ADS Design Capabilities

WARRENDALE, PA. (November 28, 2023)

 

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC), a program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®), announces the availability of the   AVSC Best Practice for ADS Remote Assistance Use Case. This best practice provides a framework for incorporating remote assistance (RA) in an automated driving system (ADS). By using this framework, ADS developers and operators can augment ADS capabilities while improving performance and efficiency.

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Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) Welcomes Torc and Zoox as Newest Members

Consortium Works to Advance Safer Testing, Development, and Deployment of Automated Vehicles

WARRENDALE, PA. (November 7, 2023)

 

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), an industry program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia, is excited to announce Torc Robotics  and Zoox as the latest members to join the AVSC, strengthening the current membership with valuable insights in the development of AV safety-related best practices.

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NEW AVSC Member Spotlight

AVSC First Member Spotlight on Cruise and GM

PUBLISHED October 11, 2023

 

AVSC is excited to announce the first of our member spotlight series. We will routinely be featuring one of our members and highlighting some of their work/new developments within their organization with a focus on Safety. Our first spotlight is on Cruise and GM, who jointly joined AVSC in September 2019.

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Can your personal driving data make roads safer? Continuous monitoring in the presence of known & unknown changes.

08/21/2023 - AutoVisionNews

 

 AVSC is excited to share that AutoVisionNews recently released an article with a focus on AVSC and our recent best practice for Continuous Monitoring and Improvement After Deployment. Check out the article and how AVSC is influencing the AV world.

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AVSC Releases Releases Best Practice for Continuous Monitoring and Improvement after Deployment

Document Addresses Continuous Monitoring of Automated Driving System-Dedicated Vehicles to Improve Safety Performance

07/26/2023 WARRENDALE, PA.

 

 The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC), a program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®), has launched the AVSC Best Practice for Continuous Monitoring and Improvement after Deployment (AVSC0011202307). Successful scaling of automated driving system (ADS) technology and realization of its full potential will require developers and service providers to continuously monitor performance of their fleet and enact prompt improvements should issues arise.

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AVSC Releases Information Report for Change Risk Management

Document Addresses Risks Resulting from Planned and Unplanned Changes in  Design and Operation of Automated Driving System-Dedicated Vehicles

04/12/2023 WARRENDALE, PA.

 

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC), a program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®), has launched the AVSC Information Report for Change Risk Management. This information report provides a process for change risk management for fleet-operated automated driving system-dedicated vehicles (ADS-DVs) using SAE Level 4 and 5 automation. It addresses risks resulting from planned and unplanned changes in an ADS-DV design and/or operation.

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Uber and Waymo

Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) Welcomes Uber and Waymo as Newest Members

PUBLISHED February 09, 2023

 

WARRENDALE, Pa. (Feb. 09, 2023) – The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), an industry program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia, is excited to announce Uber and Waymo as the latest members to join the AVSC, strengthening the current membership with valuable insights in the development of AV safety-related best practices. The AVSC is comprised of engineering and technology company members in the automated vehicle space, bringing decades of experience of launching safe, innovative mobility technologies, and working to advance safer testing, development, and deployment of automated vehicles.

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Argo AI Standards Article

Argo AI Conforms to Autonomous Vehicle Testing Standards According to Leading Independent Auditor

PUBLISHED December 20, 2021

 

TÜV SÜD, a world-leading certification body for safety in the autonomous vehicle industry, conducted an audit of Argo AI to verify Argo procedures pertaining to test driver selection, training, and oversight procedures conform to the Autonomous Vehicle Safety Consortium’s (AVSC) best practices and SAE International’s J3018 standard for safe on-road testing. The result of TÜV SÜD’s testing determined that Argo meets, and in some cases exceeds, industry best practices and standards as outlined by AVSC and SAE International’s J3018, citing Argo’s four-week “Autonomous Vehicle System Test Specialist” certified training program as being compliant with these applicable standards.

“Safety is the foundational value at Argo,” said Bryan Salesky, Founder and CEO, Argo AI. “When testing autonomous vehicles, we want to ensure the safety of not only our employees, but also the local residents with whom we share the roads. There are no shortcuts when it comes to developing safety-critical products.”

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AVSC Releases 8th Best Practice

Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium Publishes Best Practice for Evaluating Autonomous Vehicle Safety Performance 

11/18/2021 WARRENDALE, PA.

 

New guidelines provide a framework for evaluating the behavioral competency of automated vehicles
WARRENDALE, Pa. (November 18, 2021) – The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) today announced the availability of a new best practice titled, Evaluation of Behavioral Competencies for Automated Driving System Dedicated Vehicles (ADS-DVs). The new guidelines integrate the AVSC’s Metrics and Methods for Assessing Safety Performance of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) and best practice for Operational Design Domain (ODD) to provide a framework for manufacturers to evaluate the behavioral competency of automated vehicles.

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Forbes Transportation Article

New Ideas Presented To Keep Passengers In Robocars From Panicking

PUBLISHED Tuesday, July 14, 11:03 AM EDT

 

It’s a potentially scary scenario. A passenger riding in an autonomous vehicle thinks something is going wrong and senses some sort of emergency the AV’s system’s can’t handle. What to do? A consortium of automakers, rideshare companies and SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers) has come up with new guidelines aimed at reducing those fears.

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) laid out what it terms “best practices” in a publication titled "Passenger-Initiated Emergency Trip Interruption.” The document’s best practices focus on passengers riding in fleet-operated vehicles.

“We’re really Looking ahead to a time when these vehicles are commercially available and passengers are riding and we’re trying to anticipate some of their needs and calibrate their expectations when they’re on board,” said Dr. Edward Straub, AVSC Executive Director in a web interview. “This one’s really about giving passengers a sense of agency, where, they if they perceive an emergency that they have some recourse in a vehicle that is otherwise controlling the entire dynamic driving task.”

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AVSC Releases 3rd Best Practice

AVSC Publishes Guidance for Passenger-Initiated Emergency Features for Autonomous Vehicles

2020-07-09 WARRENDALE, PA.

 

Third published best practice gives passengers control to make an emergency stop or call

WARRENDALE, Pa. (July 9, 2020) – In the event a passenger perceives an emergency during a trip in a fully autonomous vehicle, how can they intervene? And what vehicle actions should passengers expect? These are the latest questions that The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) tackled in their third published best practice titled, Passenger-Initiated Emergency Trip Interruption.

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AVSC Releases 2nd Best Practice

Describing an Operational Design Domain: Conceptual Framework and Lexicon

2020-04-30 WARRENDALE, PA.

 

Latest best practice provides recommendations for a common framework and vocabulary to help guide the on-road testing of SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles

WARRENDALE, Pa. (April 30, 2020)The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) today announced the availability of its second published best practice titled, Describing an Operational Design Domain: Conceptual Framework and Lexicon. The best practice provides a much-needed conceptual framework and common language that all manufacturers and developers can use in defining and communicating the ODD for their automated driving systems (ADS)-operated vehicles with users.

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Volkswagen

Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium Welcomes The Volkswagen Group as its Newest Member, Expanding its International Expertise

2019-12-12 WARRENDALE, PA.

 

The Volkswagen Group Joins Expanding List of Automakers and Ride Share Operators to Develop Safety Framework for Broad Deployment of Autonomous Vehicle Technology

WARRENDALE, Pa. (December 12, 2019) – The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™️ (AVSC) today bolstered its international reach by welcoming The Volkswagen Group as the latest member of the consortium. This recent addition will further support the AVSC in developing best safety practices around which automated vehicle (AV) technology can be responsibly developed and adopted ahead of broad deployment.

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AVSC Releases 1st Best Practice

Automated Vehicle Testing Safety Operator Procedures Released by Collaborative Group of Top Vehicle Manufacturers and Ride Share Providers

2019-11-12 WARRENDALE, PA.

 

The best practices provide a structure for AV safety driver qualifications and training to help ensure safe automated vehicle (AV) testing operations across companies

WARRENDALE, Pa. (November 12, 2019) – The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) released today its first written best practice for In-Vehicle Fallback Test Driver (IFTD) (safety operator) selection, training and oversight procedures. To promote safe development and testing, the best practice provides a structure for the qualifications and training of the humans that are on-board and responsible for safety oversight during the testing of automated driving systems SAE Level 4 and 5 research vehicles. The IFTD best practice, along with all future best practices developed by the AVSC, will be supported by all consortium members in their safety operations.

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Honda

Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium Adds Honda as Latest Member of Growing Consortium

2019-11-07 WARRENDALE, PA.


Honda Joins SAE International, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Uber ATG, Daimler and Lyft to Develop Safety Framework for Broad Deployment of Autonomous Technology

WARRENDALE, Pa. (November 7, 2019) – The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) today expanded its international reach with the addition of Honda to the consortium. The AVSC, which launched in April 2019, convenes leading OEM and technology member organizations to collaborate on the development of best safety practices around which automated vehicle (AV) technology can be responsibly developed and adopted ahead of broad deployment.

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CNBC Tech Story

Take a peek inside Lyft’s lab where 400 engineers are working on self-driving cars

PUBLISHED TUE, NOV 5 2019 9:01 AM EST


Lyft, the second largest ride-hailing service in the U.S., once helped disrupt the taxi industry. Now, the company is working hard to avoid being disrupted itself as self-driving cars turn from sci-fi into reality.

According to Taggart Matthiesen, vice president of product at Lyft’s Autonomous Group, the company has assigned around 400 of its engineers to work on two distinct self-driving initiatives.

One is the “open platform” where Lyft connects passengers with semi-autonomous vehicles created by its partners, including Aptiv in Las Vegas and Alphabet’s Waymo in Chandler, Arizona. The other is Lyft’s effort to create its own self-driving systems, work that it does primarily at Level 5, its sizable lab in an unassuming office park in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Lyft

Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium Expands Technological Expertise with Addition of Lyft as Latest Member of Growing Consortium

2019-10-15 WARRENDALE, PA.


Lyft Joins SAE International, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Uber ATG and Daimler to Develop Safety Framework for Broad Deployment of Autonomous Technology

WARRENDALE, Pa. (October 15, 2019) – The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) today strengthened its commitment to safety with the inclusion of Lyft to the consortium. Launched in April 2019, the consortium includes leading OEM and technology member organizations that collaborate for the common goal of developing best safety practices around which automated vehicle (AV) technology can be responsibly adopted and evolved in advance of broad deployment.

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AVSC Founding Members (Ford, GM, Toyota)

SAE International, Ford, General Motors and Toyota Announce Formation of Consortium to Address Autonomous Vehicle Safety

2019-04-03 WARRENDALE, PA.

 

SAE International, along with Ford, General Motors (GM) and Toyota today announced they are stepping forward to form the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium™ (AVSC) that will work to safely advance testing, pre-competitive development and deployment of SAE Level 4 and 5 automated vehicles.

The AVSC will fill a critical need by providing a safety framework around which autonomous technology can responsibly evolve in advance of broad deployment. The work will ultimately inform and accelerate the development of industry standards for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and harmonize with efforts of other consortia and standards bodies throughout the world.

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