“With the release of our Voluntary Safety Self Assessment (VSSA), we’re providing a glimpse into the inner workings of our safety approach,” said Matt Wood, Head of Safety at Motional. “The VSSA explains how we engineer safety into everything we do; how we demonstrate and test that safety; and the rigorous reviews we do on individual components, the vehicle as a system, and the wider ecosystem to ensure our technology functions as a highly safe whole – and can fulfill its promise to save lives.”
Current government standards for vehicle safety do not encompass fully driverless technology, according to Wood. The U.S. Department of Transportation is encouraging companies to provide a VSSA to outline their safety programs to the public. Click below to view Motional’s VSSA.