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Automotive Safety and Security Online zeroes in on the key issues facing self-driving car safety engineers, SOTIF delegates and more, and offers a platform for sharing solutions to problems that the industry must overcome.

Automotive IQ has arranged for experts to deliver informative presentations on the top challenges they face in all aspects of developing autonomous system safety, and how they plan to solve them.

This knowledge will be shared with our audience of industry professionals who will get the chance to send questions directly to our speakers.

Over time, the event will grow to chart the evolution of automotive Safety and Security, and the SOTIF standard, reflecting the progress made on the journey to full Level 5 automation.

Key Topics

    • Giving an overview of autonomous system safety, highlighting key issues to be solved in the coming months
    • Noting any significant safety, security or SOTIF developments on the horizon in different markets and noting any challenges or opportunities within
    • Establishing where the leading companies are working, and giving case studies of how problems might be solved, and success is shared
    • Highlighting significant issues being faced right now, related to safety and legislation, and looking at how these might be addressed

Automotive IQ online events are designed to offer insight and inspiration to
senior decision makers, including:

Engineering team leaders

Innovation managers

Heads of advanced development

Smart vehicle specialists

Top-level operational safety staff

Safety and Security architects

Autonomous car research leads

Technology officers

Dr Riccardo Mariani

Dr Riccardo Mariani

VP Industry Safety


Jyotika Athavale

Jyotika Athavale

Principal Engineer and Lead Platform Technologist


Catalin-Stefan Ionescu

Catalin-Stefan Ionescu

System Safety Coordinator for North America

Continental Automotive

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

Digital Editor

Automotive IQ

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Editor’s Notes – Event Introduction
Tom Phillips, Digital Editor, Automotive IQ

Session One – Keynote speaker: Where are we at right now?
14:00 - 14:45 CEST
The ever-evolving status of ISO 26262, SOTIF and beyond can cause confusion. But this opening keynote is designed to address exactly that, setting out the current forms of these safety standards, highlighting any key recent adjustments, and introducing some of the likely changes as these standards are altered to take into account new technologies.

In this opening session, we will answer:
    • How close are we to industry-wide standardization of regulations?
    • Is the ISO 26262 standard modern enough for Level 4 and Level 5 vehicles?
    • What is the current status of SOTIF transition to CD and any other relevant standards?
Session reserved for Riccardo Mariani, NVIDIA

Session Two – How do you manage Artificial Intelligence and its relationship to SOTIF?
15:00 - 15:45 CEST
Due to the testing demands of autonomous vehicles, Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an essential tool if these vehicles are to reach public roads any time soon. However, with the adoption of AI comes great scope for new safety challenges to emerge, hence why SOTIF/ISO/PAS 21448 was published.

In this session, we take a look at:
    • How the latest standards can be applied while ensuring ISO 26262 compliance
    • Sensor performance measurements
    • How to verify and validate while complying with all standards
Session reserved for a selected sponsor

Session Three – How do we ensure the operational safety of an autonomous test vehicle?
16:00 - 16:45 CEST
In the journey to autonomous vehicle creation, there is a need to prove that the vehicle’s automated functionalities behave as intended. If a test vehicle is used for an autonomous functionality demonstration or measurement activities, whether on a private test track or on the public roads, the vehicle must operate inside of the defined acceptable risk conditions.

In this session, we will discuss::
    • The main activities for proving a vehicle’s operational safety
    • How risk management can be applied to the operational safety of an autonomous test vehicle
    • What are the risk mitigation actions
Catalin-Stefan Ionescu, System Safety Engineer, Continental Automotive

Session Four – How is machine learning being made safe in automotive software development? 
17:00 - 17:45 CEST
The use of machine learning (ML) is becoming more and more important in automotive software development. This is particularly the case when it comes to refining Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Driving Systems (ADS) where safety is of the utmost importance.

In this session, we'll look at:
    • How ISO 26262 is being adapted for ML applications
    • Software development process requirements taking into account ML
    • Case study examples of how ML development has been carried out safely in different scenarios
Session reserved for a selected sponsor

Final Thoughts – Day Summary
Tom Phillips, Digital Editor, Automotive IQ

Day 2 - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Editor’s Notes – Day Two Introduction
Tom Phillips, Digital Editor, Automotive IQ

Session One – Keynote speaker: How do you address challenges for functional safety intersections with contiguous technology domains?
14:00 - 14:45 CEST
The changing regulatory landscape is driving the need to assess interactions between functional safety with contiguous domains, such as real time and security, for automotive, industrial and avionics safety critical systems. This is also must be done in the scope of the current IEEE P2851 standard.

In this session, you will gain:
    • An overview of how to assess interactions between functional safety with contiguous domains
    • Insights into the requirements and certification challenges for these complex systems
    • How to consider for mitigating conflicts at the intersection of these technologies
Jyotika Athavale, Principal Engineer and Platform Enabling Lead Technologist, Intel Corporation

Session Two – Can smart sensors be made secure? 
15:00 - 15:45 CEST
With increasing autonomy comes an increasing demand for sensors. However, that also means an increasing requirement to keep these connected sensors safe from spoofing or jamming attacks that could leave a self-driving vehicle at the mercy of a third party. These attacks are inexpensive, and on the rise, leaving OEMs on the hunt for solutions.

In this session, we learn:
  • How are spoofing and jamming attacks likely to affect an autonomous car's systems?
  • What are the key steps to take to ensure safety?
  • How can spoofing be detected and protected against?
Session reserved for a selected sponsor

Session Three – Can a hacker really help improve automotive safety and security? 
16:00 - 16:45 CEST
Have you ever wondered what sort of vulnerabilities a potential hacker might see in a new car? Or perhaps what system they would most want to access? Importantly, what about the best ways to fix  vulnerability? If these questions strike a chord, perhaps an ethical hacker could offer the solutions you’ve been seeking.

In this session we’ll look at:
    • Just how vulnerable are some of the systems on the road right now?
    • How do rapid development timescales impact system vulnerability?
    • Are there case studies of how an ethical hacker has assisted in improving security?
Session reserved for a selected speaker

Session Four – How do you use software analysis to ensure you are cybersecure?
17:00 - 17:45 CEST
Assessing a complex system for cybersecurity vulnerabilities requires cutting-edge software solutions. A reliable tool is required that integrates with existing systems, can identify all known threats, and evaluate possible scenarios. Such software does exist, and is here to help designers that their products are safe and secure.

In this session, we'll learn:
    • How can software solutions be used throughout the product design process?
    • What standards are relevant and must be complied with?
    • How can you ensure traceability from the beginning to the end of the design process?
Session reserved for a selected sponsor

Final Thoughts – Event Summary
Tom Phillips, Digital Editor, Automotive IQ

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