Announcing the 9th session speakers at CRA’s annual Risk Forum on 5th & 6th October 2016 in Stratford upon Avon.
Topic: How controllable is an autonomous vehicle? A functional safety view.
Over the past decade the electronic and software content in vehicles has increased significantly leading to the evolution of automated systems and driverless cars. Although the technology for the same has made rapid strides, appropriate safeguards from legislation, standards and testing methodologies have lagged behind.
The ISO26262 Functional Safety Standard is intended to be applied to safety-related systems that include one or more electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems and that are installed in series production passenger cars. However there is a major dialogue ongoing in the automotive industry on how the standard applies to autonomous vehicles where controllability lies solely with the vehicle control systems and hence the clouding the determination of safety integrity levels.
Gunwant Dhadyalla and Paul Jennings present the challenges raised by the autonomous vehicle for functional safety analysis and WMG’s preliminary approaches to explore the interaction of the user with an autonomous vehicle and using the novel WMG 3xD simulator for Intelligent Vehicles based at the University of Warwick for conducting experiments to understand the impact on controllability.
Gunwant Dhadyalla graduated from Imperial College with Masters (hons) in Engineering. He was initially a sponsored student with the Rover Group and later worked for Rover in the Advanced Research Group. He became a consultant within the Electrical and Electronics Group at Rolls-Royce and Bentley and then with Valeo in Germany. Gunwant is a Principal Engineer at Warwick Manufacturing Group.
Professor Paul Jennings is an Oxford physics graduate. He has been researching with the automotive industry for over 25 years. He is Professor of Experimental Engineering at Warwick and heads the team working on Intelligent Vehicles, Energy Storage and Management and Experiential Engineering
The cost of attending the Risk Forum is only £275 + VAT which includes 2 days at the Risk Forum, one night at the Stratford Manor Hotel and all consumables.