Project: RESPONSE 2

Reference: S0224/VD

Last update: 12/03/2008 10:52:45


The objectives of this research are to deliver a code of practice and statement of principles relating to the legal, liability and driver responsibility issues associated with the deployment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).


Electronic devices are increasingly incorporated into vehicles to aid/improve driver control for a range of different situations and conditions. These devices are known generically as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and can have a profound effect on vehicle safety.

RESPONSE 2 seeks to ensure that motor vehicle and component manufacturers/designers adopt an agreed common standard to provide the basic principles and support the design, development and introduction of future ADAS. RESPONSE 2 will also support current state-of-the-art thinking on developing products ready for market and ensure they meet the safety expectations of the public and, hence, minimise any liability exposure.

The Department is taking part in this FP5 project to ensure that UK safety considerations are taken into account during the early discussion stages and to ensure that we are kept informed of developments in this area.

Other EU members are contributing to this framework project as are motor vehicle manufacturers and research organisations. It is envisaged that the results will be widely disseminated through the EU.


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Contract details

Cost to the Department: £30,000.00

Actual start date: 01 December 2002

Actual completion date: 30 May 2004