Innovation Stream Overview

Working Groups

Working Groups are groups of experts dealing with certain aspects of the development of Global Reference Solutions.

In general, Working Groups will focus on developing recommendations, best practices, guidelines as well as reference implementations in a given area of automated driving.

The collection of such references, developed within The Autonomous Working Group, is named a Global Reference Solution.

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General Setup


The Autonomous


  • Neutral Position
  • Organizational work
  • Onboards members
  • Legal negotiations
  • Facilitates meetings
  • Coordinates units

Working Group Members

Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members


  • Financial contribution
  • Personal contribution
  • Seat on the Expert Advisory Board (available only for Platinum Members)

Expert Advisory Board

Technical Steering Commitee


  • Approves final documents
  • Reviews technical content
  • Consults
  • Mediates conflict resolution

Working Group Lead

Initiating company of the Working Group


  • Neutral Position
  • Scope definition
  • Moderation
  • Coordination
  • Chairperson for 1st period

Working Group Safety & Architecture

The scope of this Working Group is to define the state-of-the-art in safety architecture for safe self-driving cars (SAE L4 and higher).

The main technical areas of cooperation of the Working Group “Safety & Architecture” include:

  • Defining a list of key terms, assumptions, and target safety goals for self-driving cars.
  • Investigating multiple conceptual architecture candidates that meet the target safety goals. All members are encouraged to provide their conceptual architecture for discussion.
  • Structuring the conceptual architecture into appropriate subsystems and defining fault-containment units.
  • Communication subsystems that connect to sensors and actuators as part of the conceptual architecture.


Working Group Members

Fraunhofer IESE
TTTech Auto
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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