Breakout Session #16

Safety Assurance of Automated Driving

Tuesday, July 10 & Wednesday, July 11, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Golden Gate 5

Organizers

Lutz Eckstein, RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika), Chair, following Hermann Winner, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Adrian Zlocki, Director of Automated Driving at fka, Aachen, Germany 

Session Description

Safety Assurance of Automated Vehicle (SAAV) is a still unsolved problem for introduction of automated driving. The session will first focus on the question, which level of safety should be aimed at and what a suitable reference for comparison may be. The second focus of the session is on the question, how it can be proven or shown, that the defined goal on safety is met. A third focus is on how these discussions and solutions can be compared and synchronized on a global scale. This offers the chance to leverage synergies for internationally acting stakeholders, but is also necessary in order to prepare international standards defining a reasonable state of the art.

Goals

  • Identify Safety Level of Automated Vehicles
  • References for Automated Vehicle's safety, e.g. the human driver
  • Requirements which Automated Vehicles should meet, e.g. traffic scenarios
  • Methodologies to evaluate Automated Vehicles
  • Processes to efficiently combine various methodologies
  • Synchronization of approaches on a global scale
  • Preparation of International Standardization

 Outputs

  • Identification of progress being made in safety assurance
  • Comparison and discussion of requirements on Safety of Automated Vehicles
  • Creation of an overview on national and international projects on Safety Assurance of AV
  • Sharing of best practices on safety assurance and lessons learned
  • Fostering the interaction between participants and speakers from industry, universities and governmental bodies
  • Discussion of possible approaches to harmonize Safety Assurance of Automated Vehicles

Agenda

Day 1: State of the Art and Safety Level for Safety Assurance of Automated Vehicles

Tuesday, July 10, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

  • 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Introduction (Lutz Eckstein, ika)
  • 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM State of the Art presentations on ongoing activities and initiatives
    • Speakers (15 min each + 5 min Q&A)
      • C. Hatipuglu (NHTSA): Overview on US activities and initiatives
      • A. Zlocki (fka): Overview on European activities and initiatives
      • N. Uchida (JARI): Overview on Asian activities and initiatives
  •  2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
  •  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Part 1: Which level of safety should be aimed at for Safety Assurance of Automated Vehicles?
    • Speakers (15 min each + 5 min Q&A)
      • C. Rösener (ika): Anticipated Safety Effects of Automated Driving
      • C. Hatipuglu (NHTSA): U.S. perspective
      • C. Pastor (BASt): Safety requirements for automated vehicles – a scenario-based approach
  • 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Break
  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Discussion on Level of Safety
    • Moderation: Mike Griffith (Federal Highway Administration)
      • C. Hatipuglu (NHTSA)
      • N. Uchida (JARI)
      • C. Rösener (ika)
      • C. Pastor (BASt)
  • 5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Wrap up Lutz Eckstein (ika)

Agenda

Day 2: Approaches and Methodologies to assure safety of Automated Vehicles

Wednesday, July 11, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

  • 1:30 PM – 1:45PM Introduction (Lutz Eckstein, ika)
  • 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Part 2: Approaches and Methodologies to assure safety of Automated Vehicles
    • Speakers (15 min each + 5 min Q&A):
      • J.-F. Sencerin (Renault): French approach for safety validation by combination of experiment and simulation
      • T. Dingus (VTTI): The Automated Mobility Partnership. An approach for utilizing naturalistic driving data to create simulations for evaluating automated systems
      • S. Taniguchi (Toyota and JAMA): AD safety validation investigation in Japan
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
  • 3:00 PM – 4:20 PM Part 2: Approaches and Methodologies to assure safety of Automated Vehicles
    • Speakers (15 min each + 5 min Q&A)
      • J. Maddox (ACM): Role of Proving Grounds in Three-Mode AV Validation Methodology
      • C. Partridge (Metamoto): The Innovations in Simulation That Are Making AVs Safer
      • P. Perrone (Perrone Robotics): New Ideas on Safety and Certification for Full Autonomy
      • M. Dupuis (VIRES): Standardization of Data Formats for Increased Efficiency of Simulation Applications
  • 4:20 PM – 4:35 PM Break
  • 4:35 PM – 5:20 Part 3: Synchronization of approaches
    • Introduction and Moderator: Lutz Eckstein (ika)
    • Panelists:
      • Lutz Eckstein (ika)
      • J. Maddox (ACM)
      • S. Taniguchi (Toyota and JAMA)
      • J.-F. Sencerin (Renault)
      • T. Dingus (VTTI)
      • C. Partridge (Metamoto)
      • P. Perrone (perronerobotics)
      • M. Dupuis (VIRES)
  • 5:20 PM – 5:30 PM Wrap up & Conclusions (Lutz Eckstein, ika)