Connected Places Catapult collaborates on development of CAV standards

The Connected Places Catapult is pleased to announce our participation in the creation of a set of new technical CAV standards which, when released and adopted, will facilitate the introduction of Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).

Through our membership of the ASAM e.V. (ASAM), Connected Places Catapult is collaborating with global industry and academic partners to develop the ASAM OpenSCENARIO 2.0, OpenLABEL and Open Simulation Interface CAV standards. The lack of a standardised approach to realistic scenario based simulation for testing and safety assurance of CAV presents a barrier to market entry for technology suppliers and regulators, due to the complex interactions which exist between the system under test, its environment and the test tools, which are difficult to verify in the absence of standard interfaces. We strongly believe that these standards will be vital to the Development of CAVs in the future, and provide peace of mind for those wishing to invest in them.

This work seeks to plug some of those gaps. The UK needs to be part of shaping these CAV standards to ensure that UK organisations can be drawn in to benefit. The work complements and strengthens related Connected Places Catapult work undertaken for the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) in this area.