A safety assurance system for automated vehicles – addressing safety risks arising over the automated vehicle lifecycle
The presentation describes the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) development of a safety assurance system for automated vehicles to ensure the road safety benefits of these vehicles are realised. The NTC is focusing on achieving policy reform to support the safe, commercial deployment and operation of automated vehicles in Australia. The presentation focuses on policy options to address safety risks associated with deploying automated vehicles, including an early indication of the optimal option based on cost benefit analysis. The presentation also considers how safety risks under illustrative scenarios arising over the automated vehicle’s lifecycle may be addressed under each option.