New GB standards GB/T 41796-2022, GB/T 41797-2022 and GB/T 41798-2022 Announced for Autonomous Driving and Driving Assistance Systems9. March 2023
Autonomous driving, once a mere future theorem in industry forums and the media, has long since traded its status as the great unknown for that of a key technology. In some countries, such as the People’s Republic of China, it is already a reality. Numerous products from the automotive sector are subject to CCC Certification (China Compulsory Certification) in China.
Due to obvious safety issues, it is not surprising that China is now starting to clearly define the requirements for autonomous driving and driving assistance systems. Important first steps include the new standards GB/T 41796-2022, GB/T 41797-2022 and GB/T 41798-2022, which shall ensure the safety of the Chinese people in the age of intelligent and connected vehicles.
The three new standards, which are generally merely recommendatory in nature, were all published on Octover 14, 2022, and will enter into force together on May 1, 2023. They deal in detail with “Performance requirements and test methods for lane keeping assist systems of commercial vehicles” (GB/T 41796-2022), “Performance requirements and test methods for driver attention monitoring systems” (GB/T 41797-2022), and “Track testing methods and requirements for automated driving functions of intelligent and connected vehicles” (GB/T 41798-2022).
Some of the new requirements include tests on straight, serpentine, and other complicated routes for lane keeping assist systems. For attention monitoring systems, tests must be carried out with real people and imitations of them, focusing on the associated recognition of individual characteristics such as facial expressions and gestures. Finally, intelligently connected vehicles are to be tested for their function and reaction in eight situations classified as dangerous.
Autonomous driving and related systems represent a complex technology whose testing and certification requirements must be individually checked for the Chinese market. Depending on their characteristics, they fall under different standards and certification categories, which are often mandatory for manufacturers and their Chinese customers.
Among the certifications in China, CCC Certification is the most important product certification.
The Chinese GB Standards and Implementation Rules are regularly updated by the authorities, often having considerable implications for the corresponding product manufacturers. Updates are usually not announced and must be independently tracked and implemented by the manufacturers. A failure to do so may result in severe consequences, including existing certificate cancellations and even a sales ban for the product.
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