Mobileye, an Intel subsidiary, has received an automated vehicle (AV) testing permit recommendation from German independent technical service provider TÜV SÜD. As a result of this recommendation, the company says it has been granted approval from German authorities to commence autonomous vehicle testing on the country’s roads, including autobahns, at speeds of up to 130km/h.
Mobileye is one of the first non-OEM companies to receive a permit to test AVs on open roads in Germany. Until now, AV test drives in Germany have primarily taken place in closed and simulated environments. The basis for the independent vehicle assessment by TÜV SÜD in Germany builds on Mobileye’s existing program in place in Israel, where it has tested AVs for several years.
In a further development for the company, it has also signed a significant supply agreement with Ford relating to camera-based ADAS integration, covering features such as lane assist, collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking.