Safetronic 2023
Increasing demand on safety

Holistic safety for road vehicles is the focus of Safetronic conference (15-16 November 2023 in Leinfelden-Echterdingen). In the video interview, Fraunhofer IKS Institute Director Prof. Dr. Mario Trapp and program committee member Hans-Leo Ross from Vay Technologies discuss safety challenges in the automotive sector.

September 15, 2023

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Mario Trapp, director of the Fraunhofer IKS, and Hans-Leo Ross, director of safety at Vay Technology, have known each other for more than 20 years. The Berlin-based start up is working on teledriving as form of driverless driving. And they have been exchanging ideas on current and future safety challenges in the automotive sector for just as long.

Hans-Leo Ross has been involved in functional safety since the early days of ISO 26262 and has repeatedly worked with Mario Trapp to bridge the gap between industry and academia. In this video interview, they discuss the outstanding issues in ISO 26262 with an outlook on the 3rd edition, fundamental challenges for the future, architectures, SOTIF and dealing with the increased pace of development.

Standards lay down cornerstones

According to Hans-Leo Ross, there are already development or implementation solutions for many requirements to focus on the holistic view of safety. However, some issues still pose challenges for the industry. For example, many more risk classes need to be considered as the whole vehicle behavior needs to be considered as a safe system.

In addition, SOTIF, ISO Norm 21448 – safety of the intended functionality, brings real-time capability and safety-related rated performance of systems into focus. This leads to increasing requirements, not only in terms of performance, but also in terms of safety-in-use, functional safety, legal safety requirements and cybersecurity.


Safetronic® 2023: Interview mit Mario Trapp und Hans-Leo Ross

Another relevant point is that we need to think about other architectures, especially if we want to use virtual memory management on the microprocessors and fully exploit their performance volume to run, for example, AI, machine learning, but also normal software products on a Linux kernel or another POSIX architecture.

Hans-Leo Ross and Prof. Dr. Mario Trapp will be happy to talk to you personally about these topics at Safetronic 2023.

Here you can find more information about the Safetronic 2023:

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Intensive exchange and thinking across company and domain boundaries are a good approach to meeting the growing demands of intelligent mobility. It is precisely the cooperation between industry and academia that makes it possible to find scientific foundations on the one hand and to work together on innovations on the other.

Enjoy the interview!

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