Due to the forthcoming deployment of autonomous vehicles, there is an increasing need to start adapting the current regulations to the future braking systems. In some cases, the technologies presented by these systems will be out of the current regulatory framework scope and new regulations will need to be created. One of the main obstacles that many manufacturers face when they develop new prototypes is the unawareness or, perhaps, the lack of knowledge regarding the regulatory framework of braking systems and their components. The main idea is to know which are the main topics and issues under discussion, the proposals that might come out in order to develop a correct type-approval procedure and, finally, the different strategies of the stakeholders involved at short and long term.
Ignacio Lafuente, IDIADA Automotive Technology, Spain; Carles Lujan, Jaume Llop, Marta Tobar, Estrella Martínez