BSI publishes new automated driving standard

National Standards Body, BSI has published a new standard to support safety in automated driving technology.

The fast development of connected and autonomous technology has led to a rising number of assist driving functions. The new guidance helps vehicle designers and manufacturers to consider the safety of the ever-growing selection of features that drivers and passengers face.

The standard, BS ISO 21448, Road vehicles — Safety of the intended functionality, sets out SOTIF guidance, which is the absence of unreasonable risk due to a hazard caused by functional insufficiencies. It details the applicable design, verification and validation measures, as well as activities during the operation phase, that are needed to achieve and maintain the SOTIF.

Nick Fleming, associate director of mobility and transport standards at BSI, said: “A recent BSI poll found that almost three quarters of the public surveyed (70%) see benefits of connected and automated vehicles with safety gains rating as the top benefit. However, this potential must be balanced with safe introduction of such technologies as advanced driver assistance systems and increasingly automated driving features.

“Given the growing reliance on vehicle technologies BS ISO 21448 is an important standard for the industry in managing unreasonable safety risks that arise as a result of their intended functionality.”

    Share Story:


Cyber risk in the transportation industry
The connected nature of the transport and logistics industries makes them an attractive target for hackers, with potentially disruptive and costly consequences. Between June 2020 and June 2021, the transportation industry saw an 186% increase in weekly ransomware attacks. At the same time, regulations and cyber security standards are lacking – creating weak postures across the board. This podcast explores the key risks. Published April 2022.

Political risk: A fresh perspective
CIR’s editor, Deborah Ritchie speaks with head of PCS at Verisk, Tom Johansmeyer about the confluence of political, nat cat and pandemic risks in a world that is becoming an increasingly risky place in which to do business. Published February 2022.