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Drive Sweden Policy Lab Case 6: independent assessment in trials with automated vehicles

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE AB - Digitala System
Funding from Vinnova SEK 586 000
Project duration March 2023 - March 2024
Status Ongoing
Venture Strategic Innovation Program Drive Sweden

Purpose and goal

Drive Sweden Policy Lab (DSPL) Case 6 investigates independent assessment in trials with automated vehicles. The Swedish Transport Agency´s regulations and general advice on permission to conduct trials with automated vehicles have recently been changed. A general advice has been added that the companies´ own risk assessment in some cases should be supplemented with a statement from independent assessors about the road safety of the trial. However, there is no guidance on when a statement is needed and what it should cover.

Expected results and effects

The result can be guidance for companies, authorities and assessors and a basis for an assessment by focusing on: - Which requirements and acceptance criteria apply to an independent assessment. - The Swedish Transport Agency´s and the transport industry´s processes for risk assessment. - Lessons learned and guidelines on independent assessment (from other countries and industries). - Main requirements and expectations for the assessment of road safety. - Required competence and independence of assessors. - Importance of independent assessment for market introduction.

Planned approach and implementation

The work will mainly be conducted through workshops and in-depth conversations with relevant actors. Through the workshop format, the different the actors get the opportunity to meet in a neutral place to exchange experiences and perspectives. In a co-creative process based on Design Thinking, we address specific questions regarding what an independent assesment might look like in practice and propose solutions that are developed jointly by the participating stakeholders.

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Last updated 24 November 2023

Reference number 2023-00303

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