Safety and Standards


Standardization work is a strategic instrument to establish framework conditions for manufacturing and marketing of innovative products, which nowadays need to be planned in parallel to the development work strictly project orientated with defined aims and dates.

Standardization of driving dynamics and driver assistance systems

The ISO Committee responsible for road vehicles has been restructured over the last two years. This restructuring has led to committees being merged to prevent work on ever-more complex topics being duplicated and to ensure improved collaboration between the working parties and groups, which now number over 50. The Driving Dynamics Working Party, of which the DIN Automotive Standards Committee of the VDA is the international lead, has therefore been given responsibility for additional sectors such as driver assistance systems and test equipment for active safety. 

Previously, the standards relating to driving dynamics have mainly defined important driving maneuvers to standardize the marginal conditions for evaluating driving behavior. One example of this is the lane-change test ISO 3888-2 from 1999, known as the “moose test.” By expanding its fields of responsibility, the plan is to describe methods in the future that provide a normative framework for new assistance systems automated driving. One significant point in this respect is the collaboration with other working groups that have already looked at the system aspects of driver assistance systems. As these systems become ever-more complex, this new structure at ISO provides a good basis and interface for the preparation of future ISO standards and a method for coordinating them with other interesting working groups, organizations and partners.

Egbert Fritzsche
Egbert Fritzsche Head of Department Standardisation

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