Safety First for Automated Driving

Last fall, a wide consortium of autonomous vehicle companies published, “Safety First for Automated Driving”, a whitepaper aimed as filling the standards gap between ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO 21448 (Safety of the Intended Functionality — SOTIF), and the reality of where self-driving cars are heading.

According to EE Times, this whitepaper is on its way to becoming its own ISO standard. That would provide a clear and consensus view of how to approach safety for autonomous vehicles, which has been lacking in the industry up to this point.

At 157 pages, the whitepaper is thorough but digestible. Over the coming weeks I’ll try to break down the contents chapter-by-chapter, to see what the industry consensus is.

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