Guideline Testing and NHTSA Compliance
Our experts' best practice ensure guideline testingcompliance for your systems
Ensuring road traffic safety for automotive applications is a complex task. There are mandatory safety standards (e.g. FMVSS), voluntary design guidelines (e.g. by NTHSA), and country-specific regulations (e.g. JAMA for Japan, ESOP for Europe), published and enacted by Automotive Alliances, regulatory entities, and standards organizations. Releasing a product to market or working with an automotive OEM requires you to validate your systems against these best practices and standards. Having an independentand experienced partner will simplify your validation and provide high-quality and reliable results.
Our team of technical experts and user experience researchers will help you identify the most suitable testing methods, test your system against the relevant criteria and provide management-ready reports ensuring. Whether your systems are close to launching, an early prototype or you want to validate your current progress, fka SV is your competent partner for all testing needs in one place.
We have established testing methods and equipment to test against the following, to ensure that the interaction safety of your product is always at the highest quality standard:
- Official Guidelines: e.g. NHTSA guidelines (e.g. NHTSA's guideline for visual-manual devices).
- Established academic methods: e.g. Strayer's methods (AAA and NHTSA or DOT)
- State of the art automotive best practices and voluntary guidelines.
- Benchmarking against competitor systems: e.g. HMI Benchmarking (e.g. usefulness, usability, acceptance, frustration).
We offer a broad set of evaluation tools including the ISO standardized methods Lane Change Tasks (ISO26022), Peripheral Detection Response Tasks (ISO17488), as well as occlusion testing and higher fidelity set-ups through our static and dynamic driving simulators. We provide access to driving simulators and test tracks in the USA and Germany, as well as provide support and execution of Field Operational Testing (FOT) and Naturalistic Driving Studies.