Automated vehicle test framework outlined in Spain

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The Spanish Directorate General of Traffic recently outlined a framework for performing tests with automated vehicles in real driving conditions. This includes all requirements needed to authorize a vehicle, as well as the type of companies and institutions allowed to apply for the authorization in order to assure an adequate level of safety.

Applus+ IDIADA’s experience in this field includes the development and integration of perception, data processing and actuation systems in the vehicles, as well as the validation of the systems’ performance.

Through IDIADA’s participation in various research and innovation projects, its engineers have solid experience in performing real traffic condition tests with vehicles with automated functionalities, both on urban and motorway routes.

The proximity of IDIADA’s main technical center and proving ground complex provides favorable conditions (legal framework, scenarios capabilities, etc.) to perform real traffic tests in Spain for automated vehicles, as well as the opportunity for OEMs to carry out validation tests in a secure and controlled proving ground with connectivity capabilities. 

December 2, 2015

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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