Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced it has published UL 4600, the Standard for Safety for the Evaluation of Autonomous Products—its first Standard addressing autonomous vehicles and other applications.
According to UL, the Standard’s scope includes safety principles and processes for evaluating autonomous products with no human driver supervision. This means the vehicle is to be fully autonomous, which will require a safety argument along with topics including risk analysis and safety-relevant aspects of design process, and testing. UL 4600 is technology neutral, according to UL, and does not mandate the use of any specific technology in creating the autonomous system.
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