Safety concepts under ISO 26262 require a clear documentation and argumentation of how to deal with violations of safety goals by introducing either hardware or software safety mechanisms in order to maintain or bring the vehicle back in safe operational state. The complexity however for chip manufacturers working in product lines for autonomous applications with no direct line of communication to the car maker, face the risk of introducing unnecessary safety mechanisms by assuming the car maker’s needs that would either create unnecessary high costs for the chip manufacturer and could still end in limiting the products availability and therefore affect the vehicle’s controllability. During this workshop, we will examine case studies where the introduction of too many safety mechanisms has compromised the system availability and how can semiconductors tackle this during the initial stages of safety concept design.
Director of the Functional Safety Competence Center
Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH