Safety standards for automated vehicles released in UK

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a set of safety requirements for automated vehicles, including self-driving cars. Titled PAS 1881: Assuring safety of automated vehicle trials and testing, the document outlines minimum requirements for safety cases for automated vehicle trials and development testing in the UK, ‘to demonstrate that such activities can be undertaken safely’. The document is relevant to trialling organisations, local authorities, highway authorities, road operators, landowners, leaseholders, insurers, testbeds and licensing agencies, among other actors.

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