This AVSC Information Report for Adapting a Safety Management System (SMS) for Automated Driving System (ADS) SAE Level 4 and 5 Testing and Evaluation (AVSC000007202107) shares information on a Safety Management System (SMS) framework in the context of ADS testing and evaluation operations. This report was developed to provide ADS organizations information about the role of organizational safety, which may be considered in the ADS testing and evaluation process. The SMS framework represents a method used in non-automotive industries (e.g., aviation, rail, nuclear) with the goal of enhancing an organization’s operational safety performance.
A Safety Management System (SMS) is one approach designed to support organizational safety in a systematic and integrated way. The SMS framework is intended to promote a positive safety culture, assess and manage safety risk, evaluate risk control effectiveness, and support organizational safety policies and objectives. This information report affords organizations another safety management approach to add to their ADS test operations.