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

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.