Volkswagen Joins Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium

By solinger | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, December 16th, 2019 at 4:16 pm

In an effort to continue keeping Volkswagen some of the safest vehicles on the road Volkswagen Group of America has a new partner.

Last week Volkswagen Group of Americans joined The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC). The group, which includes automakers and technology companies, is focused on jointly developing standards and best practices for testing and deploying highly automated vehicles for the future.

“It’s important that the industry work together in the development of standards and best practices for automated driving,” said Wolfgang Demmelbauer-Ebner, chief engineering officer for Volkswagen’s North American Region. “That process begins with efficient testing criteria and we’re excited to begin working with the AVSC to ensure those are defined and adopted across the board.”

This is part of Volkswagen taking steps in the future of driving mobility and automated driving, the direction in which Volkswagen is looking to head in the next few years. In the past six months Volkswagen Group of America has made significant investments into AI and autonomous driving companies to make this advancement possible. 

The AVSC, a program of the SAE Industry Technologies Consortia, launched in April 2019. It includes leading OEM and technology member organizations committed to the development of best practices through which AV technology can be responsibly developed, tested and adopted prior to mass deployment.

VWGoA joins Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Lyft, Toyota and Uber ATG as members of AVSC.

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