International VDI Conference - Safety Assurance for Highly Automated Driving
- Learn how you can reliably design, develop and validate systems and functions for highly autonomous driving.
- Use the conference to exchange information and experiences with leading representatives from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and research projects.
- Make new contacts at the evening get-together and expand your professional network.
The international VDI Conference “Safety Assurance for Highly Automated Driving” is about making highly automated driving safe. Discuss how to develop, validate and homologate functions and systems for automated driving with leading experts and decision makers from important players in the market. Following the conference, you will know what is 'safe enough' in the context of automated driving and what you need to pay attention to in terms of proving safety.
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Method for identification of technical languages for verification and validation of highly automated vehicles
Author: Hans Nikolaus Beck, Robert Bosch GmbH
Mastering the challenges of autonomous driving together
Safety is of central importance when it comes to highly automated driving. It’s not enough for a vehicle to simply function properly, it also has to successfully master unexpected situations in daily traffic. However, many safety questions have not been settled conclusively: how can neural networks that learn constantly be certified? How much redundancy is needed to ensure that safety is guaranteed when subsystems fail? How can vehicles be validated without driving millions of test kilometers? And how will international standards and norms that apply to autonomous driving be developed further in future?
As opposed to other events, the VDI Conference “Safety Assurance for Highly Automated Driving” is solely concerned with the safety of functions and systems for autonomous driving. The entire development cycle will be covered in the process – from development and testing through to approval. Hear about what OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and collaborative research projects have to say about the newest technologies and products, and engage in an exchange with leading experts in the industry. Because one thing is for sure: the challenges associated with autonomous driving are too great to overcome alone.
Speakers and Moderators include:
- Dr. Vincent Abadie, Senior Expert ADAS & AD, Groupe PSA
- Prof. Dr. Simon Burton, Director Vehicle Systems Safety, Robert Bosch GmbH
- François E. Guichard, Secretary to the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous & Connected Vehicles, UNECE
- Dr. Frank Hänsel, Senior Safety Expert, Volkswagen AG
- Maged Khalil, Head of System Reference Solutions, Continental AG
- Marc Pajon, Expert Leader Testing & Measurement Technologies, Groupe Renault
- Mattias Brännström, Technical Expert in Safe Decision & Control for AD, Zenuity AB
- Bogdan Bereczki, Product Safety and Integrity, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH
- Roland Galbas, Technical Expert & Project Lead, VVM – Verification & Validation Methods for Automated Vehicles L4/5, Robert Bosch GmbH
- Prof. Dr. John McDermid, Director Assuring Autonomy International Programme, University of York
- Oleg Kirovskii, Principal Engineer Safety Analysis, ZF Group
- David Sanchez, Assisted & Automated Driving Senior Technical Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover
To deepen your knowledge regarding safety of the intended function, we recommend also visiting the international VDI Workshop “Role of the SOTIF for Highly Automated Driving”. It takes place one day before the conference, and you can profit from a reduced combination price when booking both events together.
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome & Opening Address
I. Homologation & Policy
State of Future UN Homologation & Approval Regulations for AVs
Francois E. Guichard, Secretary to the Working Party on Automated/Autonomous & Connected Vehicles, UNECE, Switzerland
Applicability of Traffic Laws to Automated Driving
Bogdan Bereczki, Product Safety & Integrity, AID GmbH, Germany
Homologation of Automated Driving Functions: Worldwide Overview, Successful Implementation & Customer Acceptance
Christian Gnandt, VP Automated Driving, TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
II. Standards & Safety Engineering
Safety & SOTIF Processes Deployment for Autonomous Driving
Dr. Vincent Abadie, Senior Expert ADAS & AD, co-authors: Nicolas Becker and Dr. Stephane Géronimi, all: Groupe PSA, France
Challenges of the AD Safety Case: What We Cannot Do (Yet)
Oleg Kirovskii, Safety Analyst, ZF Active Safety, USA
How Can Safety Standards Address AI-based Automotive Systems?
Prof. Dr. John McDermid, Director Assuring Autonomy International Programme, University of York, United Kingdom
III. Safety of AI & Perception
Building Confidence in the Safety of AI for Automated Driving
Prof. Dr. Simon Burton, Director Vehicle Systems Safety, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Impacts of Perception Data Quality on AV Perception Functional Safety
Nic Schick, Data Expert, Annotell, Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
Safe but Not Cautious Path Planning for AD
Mattias Brännström, Technical Expert in Safe Decision & Control for AD, Zenuity AB, Sweden
Techniques & Measures to Achieve Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of Safety Systems for Automated Vehicles
Dr. Johannes Hippeli, EMC Specialist, BMW AG and Silvain Jewoh, CEO, Saneon GmbH, both: Germany
Engineering Complex Systems & the Organizations Creating Them
Maged Khalil, Principal Expert Mobility Systems Architectures / Head of Vehicle Architecture Frameworks, co-author: Stefan Dreiseitel, both: Continental AG, Germany
Chair‘s Closing Remarks & End of Day 1
Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks
IV. Current Industry Projects for AD Validation
Basis for an European Critical Scenarios Database for Automated Driving Systems Development, Validation & Simulation
Marc Pajon, Expert Leader Testing & Measurement, Groupe RENAULT, co-authors: Bruno Foyer, IRT SystemX, Laurent Durville, VEDECOM, all: France
Real-word Driving Scenario Identification for AV Functional Safety
Gilles Le Calvez, Director for Development of Autonomous Mobility Homologation, VEDECOM, France
Networking & Coffee Break
Interactive World Café Session
Directly engage with international experts in these highly interactive sessions. Discuss current challenges, needs, and solutions with your peers!
• V&V of Perception & Decision-Making Systems for HAD, Dr. Javier Ibanez, Corporate Expert Autonomous Systems (AI), Groupe Renault, France
• Holistic Processes for the Development of Safe (Autonomous) Vehicles, Dr. Frank Hänsel, Senior Safety Expert, Volkswagen AG, Germany
• Security & Safety Development: Where Can We Learn from Each Other? Dr. Thomas Liedtke, Principal, Kugler Maag Cie GmbH, Germany
• Navigating Safety Standards & Guidelines for AD, Edith Holland, Chief Functional Safety Engineer, HORIBA MIRA Ltd., United Kingdom
Data Base for Safety Assurance of Automated Vehicles: Results From the PEGASUS Project
Dr. Adrian Zlocki, Manager Business Unit Automated Driving, fka GmbH, Germany
VVM - PEGASUS Project Family: Release Methods for Highly Automated Vehicles – First Advances
Roland Galbas, Technical Expert & Project Lead, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany, co-authors: VVM-Team
V. Testing & Validation
Coverage-Based Test Case Generation & Virtual Validation Framework for ADAS/AD Systems
Jianbo Tao, Senior Simulation Engineer ADAS/AD, Hermann Felbinger, Senior Test Engineer Cyber Physical Systems, co-authors: Mihai Nica, Sebastian Frager, Jürgen Holzinger, all: AVL List GmbH, Austria and Cheng Wang, Geely Automobile Research Institute, China
Networking & Coffee Break
SOTIF-Based Testing of L3+ Automated Vehicle Functions
Christian Dörfler, Systems Engineer Highly Automated Driving, co-authors: Dominik Kuhn and Dr. Moritz Schulze, all: IABG, Germany
How to Bridge the Gap Between Virtual & Real World Testing
Plato Pathrose, Head of Test & Validation, ADAS / Automated Driving, Visteon Corp., Germany
First Results from L3Pilot – Driving Automation
David Sanchez, Assisted & Automated Driving Senior Technical Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover, United Kingdom
Chair‘s Closing Remarks & End of Conference
The international VDI Conference “Safety Assurance for Highly Automated Driving” is aimed at technical experts and decision makers at OEMs, Tier 1 and other suppliers, as well as employees at research institutes. This event will be of particular interest to experts in the following areas:
- Functional safety
- Systems engineering
- Verifikation & validation
You’d like to know how safety assurance of highly automated driving works? You want to learn from the experience of other OEMs and suppliers and exchange information about successfully completed projects? Then secure your ticket for the VDI Conference “Safety Assurance for Highly Automated Driving” now.
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