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M. Cristina Galassi

M. Cristina Galassi is a Policy Officer at the Mobility Unit of the European Commission Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). At present, she leads DG GROW regulatory work on connected and automated driving. She graduated in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Pisa and obtained her PhD in Nuclear and Industrial Safety from the same University.


Automated Driving Systems approval: ensuring a single regulatory process across Europe

The new Automated Driving System (ADS) Regulation EU 2022/1426 covers the approval of driverless shuttles, robotaxis, hub-to-hub commercial applications and automated valet parking, under the small series scheme. It introduces innovative approaches for the definition of safety requirements and validation, blending together different methodologies and following an open-regulation approach. This grants enough flexibility to address the high complexity of ADS systems, but also brings the need to ensure a common interpretation of the regulatory requirements among stakeholders. This presentation will introduce the EU ADS Regulation and the Interpretation Document for its harmonized implementation.