This document provides an overview and guidance of the steps for developing and validating an automated vehicle equipped with a safe automated driving system. The approach is based on top level safety goals and basic principles derived from worldwide applicable publications. It considers safety by design, verification and validation methods for automated driving focused on SAE level 3 and level 4 vehicles according to ISO/SAE PAS 22736. In addition, it outlines cybersecurity considerations throughout all described steps.
The document is intended to be applied to road vehicles (incl. trucks and busses, i.e. road vehicles > 3,5to) excluding motorcycles.