Case Study: The Spanish Authorities trust accreditation as a requirement for automated driving vehicle inspection

The Spanish Authorities trust accreditation as a requirement for automated driving vehicle inspection

Entities interested in carrying out inspections such as the technical service for automated driving vehicle needs to be accredited by ENAC. The process to be followed is the one for inspection bodies according to ISO/IEC 17020.

The Spanish Authorities (Dirección General de Tráfico) declare that an automated driving vehicle is “whatever has motor capacity equipped with technology that enables steering or driving without the driver’s specific active control or supervision, no matter whether such automated technology is temporarily or permanently enabled or disabled”. The Authorities have also published an instruction (15/V-113 of November 13th, 2015) that recognizes the requirements established for all parties to get authorization for these tests, and the same time to ensure the safety of other users.

This instruction also specifies the mandatory documents to be submitted, the areas of the vehicle to be inspected and the dynamic tests that need to be passed to get the authorization.

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