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Enabling safe self-driving cars by using monitors

Enabling safe self-driving cars by using monitors

While research in self-driving cars continuous to boom, research of their dependability aspects is only emerging. In particular, trade-off studies on fault-tolerant architectures for safe self-driving cars are largely missing but desperately needed by the automotive industry. In this speech, Wilfried Steiner, Director TTTech Labs, gives  a brief overview of some possible architecture designs, and argues in favor of those architectures that implement a monitor element. he also formulates open research questions with respect to monitoring construction and permissible interfaces from the monitor to other elements that constitute the architecture.

  • Safe Self-Driving cars need safety architecture.
  • There are several safety architectures known in other industries.
  • Monitors seem to be a promising solution for safety architecture.

This webinar was part of the OSS.5 event 2020.

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    Presenter

    • Wilfried Steiner is the Director of the TTTech Labs which acts as center for strategic research as well as the center for IPR management within the TTTech Group. Wilfried Steiner holds a degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences and the Venia Docendi in Computer Science, both from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. His research is focused on dependable cyber-physical systems, in particular in the following domains: automotive, space, aerospace, as well as new energy and industrial automation. Wilfried Steiner designs algorithms and network protocols with real-time, dependability, and security requirements. Wilfried Steiner has authored and co-authored over eighty peer-reviewed scientific publications and is inventor and co-inventor of twenty-five patent families with about another ten patent families pending. Wilfried Steiner has successfully participated in multiple national and international publicly funded research projects. In particular, from 2009 to 2012 Wilfried Steiner has been awarded a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship that has been hosted by SRI International in Menlo Park, CA. Wilfried Steiner also acted as editor for the SAE AS6802 standard (Time-Triggered Ethernet), served multiple years as voting member in the IEEE 802.1 that standardizes time-sensitive networking (TSN), and is currently member in the ISO TC 22 that develops standards for safe autonomous road vehicles.

    Key take-aways

    • Safe Self-Driving cars need safety architecture.
    • There are several safety architectures known in other industries.
    • Monitors seem to be a promising solution for safety architecture.

    About the OSS.5 Digital Summit

    This webinar was part of the OSS5 event 2020. OSS.5 is Europe’s first platform bringing together all stakeholders who play an active role in achieving functional & system safety in highly & fully automated driving. The event provides you with precise insights into new technical innovations, latest updates to standards and challenges regarding operational safe systems in Level 4 & 5 vehicles.