ADS Safety Assurance – Future Directions
Authors: Magnus Gyllenhammar, Carl Bergenhem, and Fredrik Warg

More effective, efficient and flexible ways to manage safety assurance are needed for the successful development and release of Automated Driving Systems (ADSs). In this paper we propose a set of desired assurance method criteria and present an initial overview of available safety assurance methods and how they contribute to the proposed criteria. We observe that there is a significant gap between the state-of-the-art research and the state-of-practise for safety assurance of ADSs and propose to investigate reasons for this as future work. A next step will be to investigate how to merge the elements from the different assurance methods to achieve a method addressing all criteria.

Keywords: Safety assurance, Contract-based design, safety contracts, automated driving system, assurance method criteria
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Published: 6th International Workshop on Critical Automotive Applications: Robustness & Safety (CARS 2021)