The Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to Automated Lane Keeping Systems, a UN Regulation, were adopted by more than 60 countries at the end of June. It is the first binding international regulation on level 3 vehicle automation.
Some of the key points of the binding UN Regulation are that i) the driver must be in the driver's seat with their seatbelt fastened, ii) the driver must be available to take over control, iii) no system failure is detected, iv) the Data Storage System for Automated Driving (DSSAD) – the so-called "black box" – is operational, v) the vehicle is on roads where pedestrians and cyclists are prohibited and which, by design, are equipped with a physical separation that divides the traffic moving in opposite directions. The Automated Lane Keeping System is limited in its current form to a maximum speed of 60 km/h. The UN Regulation is the first binding international regulation on level 3 auto-mated driving.
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