Hi, this is Michael Wagner, CEO and co-founder of Edge Case Research. At Edge Case, I’m fortunate to have a world-class team of experts who’ve become a trusted independent source of safety information for the autonomy industry. For the past six years, we’ve helped customers across the globe build safety cases for complex autonomous vehicles in industries ranging from automotive to aerospace. We’ve also built technology, such as our Hologram platform, that helps customers to validate these safety cases in real-world operation.

As we’ve worked in this ecosystem, we’ve realized that there’s a widespread need for education on safety engineering. That’s why we’ve decided to launch a series on self driving car safety hosted by my co-founder, CTO, and friend – Phil Koopman. Phil began working on self-driving car safety at Carnegie Mellon University in the 1990s, where he served as safety lead for CMU’s automated highway program. Later in the mid 2000s he and I built safety cases for CMU’s autonomous vehicle programs for the U.S. Army. More recently, Phil served as the lead author of UL 4600, an important new standard that defines how to evaluate the safety of autonomous products.

The first segments of our series are devoted to safety metrics, a concept at the heart of discussions about self driving technology readiness today. We hope you enjoy the series, and if you have questions please connect with us at Thanks!

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