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Testing for Sure: Safety in Autonomy, a Two-Day Learning Experience

In three hours over two days, this special virtual workshop and professional learning experience rigorously investigates safety, integrity, standards and testing for precise positioning in automotive, both driven and driverless. It asks — and answers! — these crucial questions:

• Are we safe?
• How do we measure this safety?
• How confident are we in our safety?
• How can we prove this safety, before anybody rides in the driverless car?

The answers involve validation and newly developed safety standards such as ISO 26262, SOTIF, ISO 61508, RTCM SC-134, 3GPP; finally, a look at EN16803, now under development and particularly relevant to GNSS in automotive.

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Expert speakers explore each topic and question in depth.

Day One

Tuesday, June 16, 1 PM Eastern

Block I: Introduction to High-Precision GNSS for Autonomous Vehicles
We’ll cover the new needs for autonomous solutions (SAE Level 2 to 5), sensor fusion at the vehicle level, achieving precise positioning in autonomous solutions with a high-performance software positioning engine, an automotive chipset, inertial, and GNSS corrections; and integration with automotive engine control modules (ECMs)

Block II: Integrity for Precise Positioning in Automotive
This segment delves deep into quality metrics for positioning; definitions of integrity risk, continuity and availability; automotive safety integrity levels (ASILs), providing an introduction to the testing segment coming up next.

Block III: Validating the Performance of Safety-Critical Autonomous Vehicle PNT Systems
Safety faults in autonomous vehicles have very low probabilities. It would take decades of road time to validate through driving alone. Therefore, we must test by creating the error conditions through simulation or fault injection.

Day Two

Wednesday, June 17, 1 PM Eastern

Proof of Safety in Autonomous Vehicles
• Understanding testing requirements; hardware in the loop (HIL) testing, and how simulation equipment can be used to validate safety performance. Dynamic modeling to ensure a credible test solution.
• Applicable safety standards and what they mean: ISO 26262 (aka safety of execution), ISO/PAS 21448 ((Safety of the Intended Function, SOTIF, aka safety of performance); EN 16803, a new emerging European standard, focused on GNSS in the automotive framework. Other potentially relevant standards or work in progress: ISO 61508, RTCM SC-134, 3GPP
• Testing PNT performance in jammed and spoofed environments, multipath and obscuration environments; the need for both record-and-playback and lab simulation testing, and how they complement each other.
• Defining the four ASIL categories, based on the level of hazard.
• Relevant test cases and simulation/verification activities applicable to GNSS/INS: boundary value analysis, environmental conditions and operational use cases, analysis of sensor design and known limitations, fault injection at input, HIL/SIL testing.

Our Expert Panel

From NovAtel, Inc, part of Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning Division:
• Lance de Groot, Senior Team Lead, Geomatics Software – Safety Critical Systems
• Gordon Heidinger, Senior Engineering Manager, Safety Critical Systems

From Spirent Communications:
• Ali Soliman, Business Development Manager
• Ajay Vemuru, Product Line Manager – New Product Introduction Systems

Register now for this critical professional training.