We are delighted to be publishing today the Safety Documents created to support the safe testing of the Automated Valet Parking function using the StreetDrone test vehicle in a car park.
This is the result of months of effort by Connected Places Catapult and Parkopedia. Following the post on Systems Engineering these documents now support the case made to drive under autonomous control within a car park.
These safety documents encompass system safety and operational safety.
– System safety:
- Safety Plan
- Safety Case
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Hazard and Risk Assessment (HARA)
- Trials Plan
– Operational Safety:
- Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS)
- Report on testing in a controlled environment
The Safety Plan and the Requirements are live documents (they have been updated for testing in a car park and will be updated for future milestones)
Any entity seeking to conduct autonomous vehicle trials will need to develop and publish a safety case specific to their own trials (as specified by the government’s Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) Code of Practice for Automated Vehicle Trialling) and gain permission to do so.