International. UL Solutions ' autonomous driving safety assessment experts audited the Great Wall Motor development process and confirmed compliance with the requirements set by the recently published standard.
UL Solutions, an applied safety science company, has announced that Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd. is the first to obtain the ISO 21448:2022 process certificate, Road Vehicles: Safety of Intended Functionality (SOTIF) issued by UL Solutions.
UL Solutions' autonomous driving safety assessment experts audited the Great Wall Motor development process and confirmed compliance with the requirements set out by the newly published standard.
The certification requirements aim to raise the benchmark for achieving functional safety in the automotive industry, including a functional safety process and management system, as well as a quality management system.
ISO 21448:2022 goes beyond traditional functional safety standards to cover the functionality of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and automated driving.
The standard presents a methodology for addressing potential safety issues related to automated driving.
UL Solutions and Great Wall Motor began working together two years ago to apply the methodologies and processes of the ISO 21448:2022 standard to automated driving systems, which at the time were in a preliminary state.
"With the development of autonomous driving technologies, the safety requirements for smart, connected vehicles are becoming more complex and diverse," said Jody Nelson, general manager of UL Solutions' Functional Industrial Safety division.
"The ISO 21448:2022 process certificate reflects Great Wall Motor's investment and focus on the safety of automated driving. We are honored that Great Wall Motor has trusted UL Solutions to help navigate these changes, helping to bring innovative vehicles to market safely."