Support for Intel's safety standard for automated vehicles has increased, with European car technology suppler Valeo agreeing to help develop it.

Valeo will collaborate with the Intel company on efforts to increase adoption of automated vehicle safety standards in Europe, the US and China. That work will include funding public research on Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS), which is backed by Intel company Mobileye.

Valeo claims to offer the widest portfolio of sensors in the automotive industry. It designs heads-up displays, rain and humidity sensors, lane change assistance systems, cameras, radars and a range of other driver assistance systems.

The company also develops systems to lower energy use on hybrid vehicles, as well as visibility and thermal systems for cars.

Meanwhile, Chinese Internet giant Baidu demonstrated RSS at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. It is using the standard in its Apollo automated vehicle project.

Intel is also touting the decision by China’s standards body, China ITS, to approve a proposal to use RSS in an automated vehicle safety standard for China.

Beijing Public Transport and Volkswagen and Champion Motors in Israel are also planning to use RSS in automated vehicle projects.

According to Intel, RSS formalises safety parameters for automated vehicles, acting as a “safety envelope” for the AI systems in the cars. The standard “checks the safety of an AV’s decisions based on well-understood definitions of what it means to drive safely.”

This Mobileye video explains RSS: