Automotive Functional Safety Forum

Date: 30 - 31 May 2023
Presenter: Juan Pimentel, Consultant, Omnex Inc.
Venue: Hotel Eurostars, Berlin

Omnex participated at the Automotive Functional Safety Forum that was well organized by LEADVENT.

Omnex consultant Juan Pimental was a member of Panel Discussion on the topics:

How to do Software analysis efficiently?

  • An interesting panel discussion addressing questions from the audience.
  • Explored topics such as dependent failure analysis (DFA), freedom from interference (FFI), common cause failures (CCF), and cascading failures (CF) in software.
  • Discussed the hardware-software interface aspects, considering ISO 26262 and its application to evolving software developments like AUTOSAR.

Functional Safety without SOTIF equals an unsafe product

  • Delivered a well-received presentation that sparked fruitful discussions and garnered many questions.
  • Presented a case study-based approach to functional safety, highlighting the importance of SOTIF (Safety of the Intended Functionality).
  • Demonstrated the logical and natural integration of SOTIF within the broader functional safety context.

Summary of the Technical Content of the Event:

The event focused on Functional Safety as a foundation while incorporating SOTIF, Cybersecurity, and ASPICE as additional standards to consider. Integrated approaches to implementing these standards were showcased in some presentations. Software, artificial intelligence (AI), SOTIF, and Cybersecurity received significant emphasis and interest. Presentations covered topics such as ASPICE, machine learning, software-centric vehicles, and vehicle electrification.

Main Takeaways:

  • Growing Importance of Software: Key presentations highlighted the increasing significance of software in vehicles.
  • Integrated Implementation of Standards: Organizations showed interest and expertise in implementing a combination of standards like ISO 26262, ISO 21434, ISO 21448, and ASPICE.
  • Development of Supporting Technologies: Organizations are actively developing proficiency in supporting technologies such as HD maps, machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and software-defined vehicles (SDV).
  • Emerging Standards: New standards are being developed to complement the existing ones, including ISO/TS 5083 and ISO/PAS 8800.