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SAE defines six levels of driving automation
February 7, 2014

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SAE International‘s On-Road Automated Vehicle Standards Committee, on which I serve along with experts from industry and government, has released an information report defining key concepts related to the increasing automation of on-road vehicles.

Central to this 12-page report are six levels of driving automation: 0 (no automation), 1 (driver assistance), 2 (partial automation), 3 (conditional automation), 4 (high automation), and 5 (full automation). The table below (available here in PDF) summarizes these levels.

PNG image of levels of driving automation. Link to PDF document available above.

This article was originally posted on CIS Blog on 18/12/2013: SAE Levels of Driving Automation.

 

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