In the 21st century the automotive industry is facing three unprecedented disruptions: 1) connected cars, 2) electrification of cars and 3) driverless cars. All these three disruptions, especially autonomous vehicles come with safety & security challenges that are also unprecedented in the history of the automotive industry. As far as safety is concerned the current industry standard ISO 26262 does not address autonomous driving and puts a lot of responsibility on the human driver. To cover such, gap the industry is coming up with a new standard called SOTIF (Safety of the Intended Functionalities). Moreover, since the vehicles will be connected to the internet we will have security changes that can even have safety consequences. The industry standard for security that is supposed to be published by the end of 2019 or beginning 2020, ISO 21434, also does not address autonomous driving. Clearly, the automotive industry needs to work on these issues and need new guidelines and standards. The mission of our meetup group is to start a dialog and understand where the industry is going.
In this episode of the podcast, we have guests from academia and also from the leading Tier-1 and OEMs.