SAE updates autonomous vehicle definitions

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June 17, 2021

Stelantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) is working with Waymo to develop autonomous versions of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
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Launched in 2014, SAE’s definitions for self-driving vehicles have standardized vehicle development, categorizing everything from Level 0 (no automation) to Level 5 (fully automated driving). In partnership with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the latest version of the standards, SAE J3016, is available for free with more clear and concise terminology as well as clarity for an international audience. Through the joint SAE/ISO joint working group, representatives from nine countries collaborated on the updates to create a document that’s more consistent for use across the global mobility community. https://www.iso.org/home.html; https://www.sae.org