June 11 - 14, 2019
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, Ann Arbor, MI

Conference Day 2

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Welcome Tea or Coffee

9:00 - 9:10 Opening Remarks by the conference chairperson

Rami Debouk - Staff Researcher, General Motors R&D

Rami Debouk

Staff Researcher
General Motors R&D

9:10 - 9:50 Working with the 2nd edition of ISO 26262

Naresh Bajaj - Functional Safety Manager, Horiba Mira, Rivian
  • Streamline design processes
  • Verification and validation methodologies affected

Naresh Bajaj

Functional Safety Manager
Horiba Mira, Rivian

9:50 - 10:30 An integrative approach towards SOTIF and FuSa

Berhnard Kaiser - Principal Safety Consultant, ANSYS
  • SOTIF poses new challenges in comparison to ISO 26262 FuSa, because it’s not about failure, but about natural limits and weaknesses, that manifest themselves depending on the situation
  • First draft of new SOTIF Standard ISO 21448 appeared this year, internal work going on towards higher automation levels, with more concrete advices on SOTIF analyses
  • Automotive companies are fearing lots of different or even duplicated work to do for SOTIF,  but there is potential to do a lot of things in sync with ISO 26262 activties
In most companies, SOTIF analysts and verification/simulation people are not yet working together – but there will need to be a bridge between both disciplines, as they can only succeed when collaborating


Berhnard Kaiser

Principal Safety Consultant

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshment break and networking

11:00 - 11:40 The challenges of bringing autonomous driving development to production

Ali Houry - Functional Safety Engineering Manager, American Haval Motor Technology
• The safety-related challenges that delay the production readiness of autonomous driving
• How different players in the industry are gauging roadworthiness of autonomous driving
• A proposal on how to address these challenges in a balanced manner

Ali Houry

Functional Safety Engineering Manager
American Haval Motor Technology

Tamás Csizmadia, Head of Safety and Compliance,
AImotive Ltd
  • Electrified elements need data expertise, SW skills as well as HW skills
  • Even critical safety functions are more and more affected by ECUs communicating with one another
  • Recent autonomous driving incidents highlight the importance of understanding how and when what system overrides another

Robert Gruszczynski

OBD Communication Expert
Volkswagen Group of America


Joseph Kristofik

Global Functional Safety Manager Passive Safety

Amanda Gilley

Technical Specialist - System Safety, Functional Safety Assessor


Graham Sloan

Engineering Group Manager, Autonomous Vehicle System Safety


Henrique Martins

Head of Technical and Regulatory Affairs
Mahindra Automotive North America

12:20 - 13:50 Networking luncheon

13:50 - 14:30 Automotive Functional Safety ISO 26262 - Hardware evaluation methodologies

Madhusudan Lingarajappa - Deputy Manager, Mahindra Electric
- Evaluation of Safety Goal violation due to random hardware failures
- Evaluation of hardware architectural metrics compiled by ISO 26262 - SPFM, LFM
- Gap analysis for different ASIL levels by metric evaluation

Madhusudan Lingarajappa

Deputy Manager
Mahindra Electric

14:30 - 15:10 Assuring Functional Safety in Level 4 AV using Systematic Fault Monitoring

Michael Woon - Functional Safety Architect, Retrospect
  • -FuSa perspective on AV Level 1-5
  • -Introduction to systematic monitoring of AV risk
  • -Comparison to other safety monitors
  • -Measuring safety in AV detection of “ODD cushion

Michael Woon

Functional Safety Architect

15:10 - 15:40 Referesment break and networking

Interactive Discussion Groups

Table 1

15:40 - 16:50 Battery System Safety meets ISO26262, including End-to-end Protection
Aditya Jais - Functional Safety Engineer, SAMSUNG SDIABS, USA


Aditya Jais

Functional Safety Engineer

Table 2

15:40 - 16:50 The validation of adaptive controls. New product through life usage.
Christopher Ramdin - Senior Engineer, GAC R&D Center


Christopher Ramdin

Senior Engineer
GAC R&D Center

e: safety vs. availability

Table 3

15:40 - 16:50 open scenario simulation testing – how much is enough?

(Find the topic of your choice and have an engaging solution-oriented discussion with your peers. After 30min you can choose another topic.)

16:50 - 17:00 Closing Remarks by the Chairperson

Rami Debouk - Staff Researcher, General Motors R&D

Rami Debouk

Staff Researcher
General Motors R&D

17:00 - 17:10 End of the main conference