Richard Hawkins

Senior Research Fellow, Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP) University of York

Second Conference Day

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

12:30 PM Key Challenges to the Safety Assurance of Autonomous Driving

It is not just in the automotive industry that autonomy is a big issue. The level of autonomy in
safety-related systems is rapidly increasing in many different domains such as healthcare,
manufacturing, agriculture, shipping and rail. All of these domains face t heir own unique
assurance challenges, but there are also many common themes that emerge across domains. In this presentation I will identify some of the key cross-domain challenges and lessons in assuring autonomy, and discuss the relevance of these to autonomous driving.

3:00 PM Panel Discussion: Functional Safety in Autonomous Vehicles

  • What’s the safety landscape for AV
  • Hardware and random failure risks associated with AI/Ml
  • ISO 26262 and assurance of neural network systems
  • Challenges of compliance with increasingly complex systems
  • Streamlining safety arguments
  • What is the fail-safe when a human driver is no longer in control
  • The legal perspective

Post-conference Workshop Day

Thursday, March 28th, 2019


This workshop will explore approaches to assuring the safety of the use of machine learning. It will consider the issues across the machine learning lifecycle, looking at data management, model learning, model verification and model deployment.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Richard.

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