Automotive BMW, Audi and others create universal safety rules for autonomous cars

Could it be that in the face of lack of top-down regulation, the market for self-propelled cars would take matters into their own hands, as was the case with AI? This is what the announced cooperation between Intel and several car companies is showing.

We are all well aware of the potential dangers of uncontrolled use of artificial intelligence, especially in industries such as the automotive industry. As a result, the largest players in this sector, such as BMW, Audi, Daimler or Fiat Chrysler, have decided to independently develop regulations regarding autonomous cars, and Intel will help – we have just waited for the first version of the Safety First for Automated Driving document.

It contains 12 universal principles that manufacturers of such vehicles should follow to develop the industry in the right direction. The entire document is definitely too long to be discussed in detail, so we send you interested HERE and we will focus only on general assumptions. The mentioned twelve are: Safe Operation, Operational Design Domain, Vehicle [Operator] -Initiated Handover, Security, User Responsibility, Vehicle-Initiated Handover, Interdependency Between The Vehicle Operator and the Ads, Safety Assessments, Data Recording, Passive Safety, Behavior in Traffic and Safe Layer.

As you can see, the manufacturers thought about everything, and pay special attention not only to the safety of the vehicle itself and the responsibility of its manufacturer, but also a conscious user who will always know how to behave in unforeseen circumstances. For example, corporations say passengers need to know exactly when technologies can be trusted and forget to run independently and when they need to intervene and take control of the vehicle.

So it seems that the safety of road users is placed first, which may mean that you will need … driving license to drive autonomous vehicles! In addition, the developed rules are only a kind of guide for car manufacturers and there is no guarantee that everyone will want to apply to it. With time, however, they may have no other choice, because in recent years around the unmanned vehicles have generated a lot of controversy, so persuading them to public opinion will require a lot of effort.