Specifies the Architecture of a Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) based on Subsystems and Components with standard functions and interfaces.
What MPAI-CAV is about
Description of the standard
MPAI-CAV – Architecture V1.0
MPAI-CAV – Technologies V1.0 (being developed)

What MPAI-CAV is about

The goal of MPAI-CAV standards is to specify the subsystems and components of a Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) that enable the industry to accelerate the development of explainable, efficient, and affordable CAVs. To achieve this goal, MPAI is publishing a series of standards designed to enhance interoperability of CAV subsystems and components. The first is Technical Specification – Connected Autonomous Vehicle (MPAI-CAV) – Architecture.

Visit the About MPAI-CAV page for an introduction to the MPAI-CAV – Architecture standard.

Technical Specification: Connected Autonomous Vehicles (MPAI-CAV) – Architecture V1 is the first of the planned series of standards. MPAI-CAV – Architecture partitions a CAV into Subsystems that are further partitioned into Components. Both Subsystems and Components are specified by their functions and interfaces. Subsystems are additionally specified by their Component topology.

Watch video recording of online presentation (YouTubeWimTV)

Read PowerPoint presentation .

Read An overview of Connected Autonomous Vehicle (MPAI-CAV) – Architecture.

Download Technical Specification – Connected Autonomous Vehicle (MPAI-CAV) – Architecture.

MPAI thanks the following individuals for their valuable contributions to the development of MPAI-CAV – Architecture: Anthony Magliocco, Philip Merrill, David Schultens, and Gianluca Torta.

The MPAI-CAV – Architecture Working Draft (html, pdf) was published with a request for Community Comments and presented online on 06 September 2023. See the video recordings (YT, WimTV) and the slides of the presentation.

Comments had to be sent to the MPAI Secretariat by 2023/09/26T23:59 UTC. Comments received were used to develop the final draft approved by the 36th General Assembly on 29 September 2023.

MPAI had previously published a Call for Technologies with a deadline of 15 August 2023 as below:

Call for Technologies html,  pdf
Technical Specification htmlpdf
Framework Licence htmlpdf
Template for responses htmldocx


Visit the About MPAI-CAV page.