Workshop: Automated driving level 3 and 4 – How to argue safety and what counts as evidence?

24 November 2021 09:30–12:30
Lindholmen Science Park Gothenburg

Automated driving level 3 and 4 - How to argue safety and what counts as evidence? This is one of the main research questions for many companies and organisations right now. In order to move forward and share state-of-the art, join us in a workshop hosted by Fredrik Sandblom, SAFER Competence network leader for Safety assurance, on this topic in conjunction to the annual SCSSS-conference November 23-24.

The challenge of putting self-driving vehicles on the roads is enormous. Automation affects everyone and the potential social benefits are huge, partly through increased traffic safety, but also increased efficiency and transportation availability. Everyone in the system must collaborate and take the steps forward in the process together. It is not just technology that needs to work, but also the conditions for implementation, such as the regulations and public acceptance. Some of the most important research challenges we address at SAFER Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers, is how to design automated driving systems (ADS) and prove that they are acceptably safe. The scientific base for verification and validation is of utmost importance in order to ascertain that correct methods are used in an area that is much more complex than previously. This base is also required to create a foundation for future standardization of argumentation methodology. What happens when you implement a new technology where all the possible problems that can occur during usage are not yet known? When the area is so new that it is simply impossible to know all situations? How do you set up your research and development then, and what can you learn from other areas?

In this workshop we would like to address the new issues and mal functions that can occur in AD level 3 and 4, and provide some of the main reasons that AD safety is very different to showing that automated driving level 1 and 2 is safe.

We intend for this workshop to be a facilitator for discussion and new perspectives on the matter. We will therefore introduce some questions that we believe are relevant and collect similar questions from the participants. Depending on interests and desire, we will discuss these in smaller teams in a way that we hope brings us new insights, findings, and perspective.

Set up
•    Introduction to topics focusing on the 5083-std 
•    Open discussion with the purpose to generate more topics and perspectives 
•    Divide into groups and discuss around interest-based topics (fika included) 
•    Summary – Together but with focus on capturing the views from each workshop 


Malin Levin
malin.levin [at]

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open research arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

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