EXPO CONFERENCE NEWS | Day 1: VW shares its approach to ODD definition

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Alongside the exhibition, this year’s ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo once again includes a dedicated conference featuring over 120 expert speakers. On Day 1, Dr Andreas Richter, engineering program manager of operational design domains, will provide an exclusive insight into Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ approach to operational design domain (ODD) definition, and the importance of this area in achieving safe autonomous operation.

During his presentation, titled ‘Operational design domain between the poles of development, approval and operations’, Dr Richter will emphasize how ODD definition should always tell the same story independently of how it was transformed, as well as how important it is that upcoming standards address these requirements.

“Standards are important for new approaches, especially when stakeholders with different perspectives are involved or will be involved later,” said Richter. “The ODD as a core description of AD systems will be processed by different stakeholders such as manufacturers, mobility service providers, public and approval authorities, and others.”

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will also stage an exclusive lunchtime workshop on Day 1, to highlight the key challenges – and how to solve them. “We want to raise awareness that the ODD is not merely a simple sheet of paper with a few statements, but rather an important piece of the AD development and operation and should be defined with an open mind to try to address the needs of the relevant stakeholders,” continued Richter.

You can read more about VW Commercial Vehicles’ approach to ODD definition here.

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