Low-speed automated driving (LSAD) systems provide an opportunity for cities to reduce congestion and carbon emissions, thus contributing to net-zero targets and many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Designed for operation on predefined routes in low-speed environments, they are often used in commercial, business or university campuses.
Yet growth of this technology has been hampered by a lack of International Standards defining performance and safety requirements. Until now. A new standard has just been published to help accelerate its progress in a safe and sustainable way.
ISO 22737, Intelligent transport systems – Low-speed automated driving (LSAD) systems for predefined routes – Performance requirements, system requirements and performance test procedures, provides a common language to help facilitate the development and safe deployment of this technology worldwide.
Dr Siddartha Khastgir, Project Leader of the group of experts that developed the standard, said that an increased use in LSAD systems will lead to a shift in the way people, goods and services are transported.
“By defining minimum requirements and test procedures for LSAD systems, this new standard will enable the safe development of this environmentally friendly transport option.”
ISO 22737 was developed by ISO technical committee ISO/TC 204, Intelligent transport systems, whose secretariat is held by ANSI, ISO’s member for the USA. It can be purchased from your national ISO member or through the ISO Store.