Foretellix on Monday launched an Automatic Lane Keeping System (ALKS) verification package, claimed to be "the world's first commercial solution for the newly announced ALKS regulation".

The new package includes support of Mobileye Responsibility Sensitive Safety (RSS) following a successful joint demonstration of ALKS safety regulation and compliance flow.

"The new verification package will help automakers address the regulatory and certification requirements of ALKS automated driving systems," Fortellix said. 

A spokesman explained: "The product is a safety verification software that car manufacturers and autonomous vehicle developers can use to ensure their ALKS technologies are safe to use in advance of the tech being allowed on public roads next year.

"[It] is a vehicle technology designed to control the movement of a vehicle for an extended period without further driver command. During such times, the system is in primary control of the vehicle, and performs the driving task instead of the driver on motorways."

Foretellix recently released its ADAS & Highway product provides "an out-of-the-box, comprehensive verification package from Level 2 driver assist technologies to Level 4 highway focused, fully autonomous solutions.

Additional ALKS verification now covers "the first ever commercial implementation of new ALKS regulation by the UNECE, the world's first Level 3 regulation".

Foretellix said a joint demonstration of the ALKS verification package with Mobileye generated the required regulation scenarios and parameters and provided measurable metrics on RSS controlled vehicle behaviour. The package used Mobileye's RSS model to ensure the tested vehicle did not initiate dangerous situations and responded properly to dangerous situations initiated by other vehicles. These scenarios were varied over a wide range of parameter values, demonstrating that safety as well as regulatory requirements were met.

"We are excited to show how our coverage driven verification approach, combined with Mobileye's RSS, helps bring the industry closer to the goal of measurable safety," said Gil Amid, chief regulatory affairs officer and Foretellix co-founder.

"Regulators will require proof of a vehicle's ability to avoid reasonably foreseeable and preventable collisions," added Jack Weast, vice president of AV standards at Mobileye. "The Foretellix Foretify approach using RSS gives OEMs a way to demonstrate compliance with the most advanced automated driving regulation in the world."