The long road from proof of concept to real-world autonomous systems

  •  Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 8:00 PM

    ELEC room B91.200, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, Leuven

  • Abstract:

    The challenge for autonomous systems is substantial. They will only be accepted if we can fully trust them. To achieve this, a systematic engineering process that takes safety and security issues into account from the very beginning is needed. While for self-driving cars, current demonstrators are giving impressive results, the gap between a proof of concept and failure-proof general use in the public domain is wide. Approaches and certification like we can witness in the aviation sector will be a must.

    This talk will present the outline of the safety driven engineering process as reflected in safety standards like IEC-26262 in the automotive sector and DO-178/254 in the aviation sector. As will be shown, trustworthiness is achieved  by a combination of managed engineering processes, adequate architecture and the existence of domain specific processes that continuously see to improve the trustworthiness of the system. This also goes hand in hand with not considering the product as the end-goal but as the service it provides.

    Talk given by Eric Verhulst, Altreonic, Kurt.Mobi

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