In October 2019, Luxembourg hosted the Functional Safety – ISO TC22/SC32/WG8 group, which is working on new safety standards for all automotive electrical and electronic systems.
At the meeting were around 100 of the world’s top experts from original equipment manufacturers and suppliers including Renault, Valeo, NVDIA, Dyson, Bosch, Daimler, Toyota, and Honda. This was the first time Luxembourg hosted such an important meeting, and it went beyond expectations.
The participants approved a number of new measures on how to build the validation of autonomous vehicles and how to interact with other technologies including vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
Safety manager Jean-Louis Camus praised the meeting:
“For many years, I have attended such working groups for other standards,” he explained to Luxinnovation, which organized the event. “I can say that [the meeting in Luxembourg] is at the top in terms of efficiency.”
Pascal Chaussis described the experience as a pleasant surprise:
“We did not necessarily perceive Luxembourg as particularly active in the automotive sector. And yet it is.”