Driver Assistance vs. Automated Vehicle Safety

There is a dramatic difference between safety requirements for cars with human drivers vs. those that use automation to do the driving. This talk looks at the differing needs for Assistive, Supervised, Automated, and Autonomous vehicles in terms of driver responsibility as well as sensor needs. Supervised vehicles tend to get credit for supporting the driver even with incomplete safety features. However, Automated vehicles have no human driver to handle edge cases, so the primary safety emphasis is likely to be on avoiding blame for gaps in system capability. Those differences affect sensor fusion strategies. Moreover, as vehicles assume more driving responsibility there will be a need for more comprehensive system safety practices and standards.


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March 29, 2021