How many operational design domains, objects, and events?

Abstract A first step toward validating an autonomous vehicle is deciding what aspects of the system need to be validated. This paper lists factors we have found to be relevant in the areas of operational design domain, object and event detection and response, vehicle...

Credible Autonomy Safety Argumentation

Abstract A significant challenge to deploying mission- and safety-critical autonomous systems is the difficulty of creating a credible assurance argument. This paper collects lessons learned from having observed both credible and faulty assurance argumentation...

The Heavy Tail Safety Ceiling

Automated and Connected Vehicle Systems Testing Symposium, June 2018.  http://users.ece.cmu.edu/~koopman/pubs/koopman18_heavy_tail_ceiling.pdf