Functional Safety Considerations for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles

About session

Unlike many robotics applications, autonomous vehicles are safety-critical systems and as such are subject to the same stringent safety standards applied to all other automotive electronics.

Building redundancy into all elements of the process chain for vehicle perception systems is a major challenge, but one which is not optional for technology companies looking to place their components in OEM production vehicles.

This workshop will give you all the knowledge you need to understand the functional safety requirements in the automotive sector, and approaches to building this into your system design and development process.

Session topics

  • Introduction to functional safety
  • Introduction to ISO 26262
  • Lifecycle
  • Safety Management
  • Concept Phase
  • System Development
  • Hardware and Software Development
  • Specific functional safety considerations for ADAS and autonomy

About session leader

John Birch [LinkedIn] is Chief Engineer – Functional Safety at Horiba Mira Ltd.

He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and holds a post-graduate certificate in Systems Safety Engineering from the University of York.

He is co-author of the MISRA ‘Guidelines for Automotive Safety Case Arguments’ document, first-named author of several academic papers and named inventor on a number of several (pending) patents in the field of functional safety.

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