Autonomy is surging across multiple marketplaces from advanced driver assistant systems, fully automated driving cars, industrial, military, and aerospace. Development can be challenging as manufacturers need to account for both foreseeable and unforeseeable factors. This course will discuss the autonomous market and activities at NHTSA, UNECE, and Global NCAP bringing you up to date with significant global activities. When it comes to SOTIF, this course will examine and provide guidance on identifying hazards, performance issues and triggering conditions. We will discuss required analysis and evaluation of risks and losses, including the System Theoretical Process Analysis method, which is shown to find more losses and risks than other methods. We discuss verification and validation strategies covering both known and unknown hazards. We will then provide guidance on these topics and more. If autonomy and safety of the intended functionality is your topic, do not miss this insightful discussion and guidance which will help any autonomous development program.
This course is for all engineers involved in the creation of functionally safety products.
Part 1: Global Autonomous Automotive Activities.
We start by discussing activates and strategies presented by the US NHTSA. We then discuss regulation in Europe and the world by discussing activates at the UNECE, the world's largest vehicle legislative body. We then move to the private sector to discuss Global NCAP and the autonomous testing and rating system.
Part 2: SOTIF Strategy. Understanding the strategy for SOTIF requires you understand the steps in developing and autonomous system. We discuss the functional system and quickly move into identifying and evaluating hazards, limitation, and triggering conditions. Next we discuss how to evaluate known and unknown scenarios and the development of a validation strategy.
Part 3: System Theoretical Process Analysis STPA. Hardware and Software Development per ISO 26262 will show requirements and recommendations from the automotive perspective. This part provides a clear understanding of the requirements process and documentation for one of the most mature industries and standards.
Part 4: SOTIF Guidance. We conclude by bring all of this together with SOTIF goals and guidance. Guidance on arguments, system analysis and V&V and special topics will ready you for your autonomous development.