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Validation and Verification of Automated Road Vehicles



Edward Griffor, Agaram Venkatesh, Frank Barickman, Felix Felix Fahrenkrog


Ubiquitous, commercial deployment of automated road vehicles is desirable in order to realize their potential benefits such as crash avoidance, congestion mitigation, reduced environment impact, reduced driver stress, and increased driver productivity. A rigorous application of systems engineering, which includes validation and verification as crucial elements of assurance, is needed for the design and development of automated road vehicles. We discuss, without implying any form of joint recommendation, several areas of relevance to a common understanding of validation and verification of automated vehicles, namely customer expectations for vehicle response, industry standards for terms and definitions, industry standards for how measurement should be done, deeper knowledge of driving behavior today to serve as a reference, and standardized processes that encompass minimum performance requirements.
Road Vehicle Automation 3
Publisher Info
Springer Verlag, Heidelberg,


Validation and verification – automated road vehicles – commercial deployment - systems engineering – customer expectations – industry standards – terms and definitions – driving behavior – measurement standards


Griffor, E. , Venkatesh, A. , Barickman, F. and Felix Fahrenkrog, F. (2016), Validation and Verification of Automated Road Vehicles, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, , [online], (Accessed June 15, 2024)


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Created April 2, 2016, Updated April 20, 2023