Rami Debouk

Staff Researcher General Motors R&D

Rami Debouk joined General Motors Global Research and Development Center in Warren, Michigan, USA in 2000 after receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently a GM Technical Fellow with research interests in system safety methods and techniques, system of systems, failure diagnosis, and fault tolerant systems.

Rami represented the US as a Technical Expert in the development of the functional safety – road vehicles standard ISO 26262 and is currently a US Technical expert in the development of the ISO 21448 standard on Safety Of The Intended Functionality (SOTIF). He was named the “Engineer of the Year” by the International System Safety Society in 2009 and was the recipient of the 2014 SAE/InterRegs Standards and Regulations Award for his involvement in developing and implementing safety processes and standards since 2001. He was named the 2015 American Arab Professional of the year in the Technology area by the American Arab Professional Network.

Pre-conference Workshop Day | Monday, 30 March 2020

Monday, March 30th, 2020

8:00 AM WORKSHOP 2 - Introduction to ISO 21448 SOTIF and its most recent updates

Focus: Basics of ISO 21448:2019

Originally started as part 14 of ISO 26262, SOTIF created some controversy. Now, SOTIF becomes a standard on its own. The scope of ISO 21448:2019 is to complete ISO 26262:2018 by the aspect of safe functionality of the system. As such, it completes the safety scope from only looking into internal causes by malfunctioning (26262) by adding hazards due to external causes into the safety analysis. SOTIF looks closely into the influence by the environment, as well as by unintentional misuse.
• Learn the basics of ISO 21448:2019, how to interpret it
• Get first-hand information on what has been renewed just recently when the PAS turned to a CD
• Understand early on what you need to prepare on when adapting SOTIF to your current business processes

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

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