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Introduction to Autonomous and Electric Vehicles: A Functional Safety, SOTIF, and Cybersecurity Perspective

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Course Content

The automotive world is currently undergoing fundamental changes emphasizing the development and deployment of electrical vehicles (EVs) and automated vehicles (AVs). The most fundamental design requirements for EVs and AVs include safety and cybersecurity. This two-day course will give the participant the base knowledge necessary to understand EV and AV design requirements from the perspective of Functional Safety (FS), SOTIF (safety of the intended functionality), and cybersecurity (CS). The course will also provide an introduction to Systems Engineering and the standards ISO 26262, ISO/PAS 21448, SAE 3061, and ISO/SAE 21434.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for managers and new product development support personnel.

Recommended Training and/or Experience

Participants should have a working knowledge of basic automotive components and automotive electronics.

Seminar Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual including case studies.

Seminar Goals

Participants successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • List and explain the basic components, workings, and architectures of EVs and AVs
  • List and explain the safety and cybersecurity requirements for the development of EVs and AVs.
  • Understand the application of systems engineering in the design of EVs and AVs.
  • Understand the perspectives of safety and cybersecurity in the design of EVs and AVs.
  • List and explain the commonalities and design issues of safety and cybersecurity involving EVs and AVs.

Daily Agenda (approximate, based on class discussions)

Day One

  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview of the course.
    • Main issues in the design of AV and EVs
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to Electric Vehicles
    • Vehicle Architectures
    • Brushless DC Motor
    • Induction Motor
    • Power Converters
    • Batteries
    • Powertrain controllers
  • Chapter 3: Introduction to Automated Vehicles
    • Perception system and sensors
    • Localization and mapping
    • Path planning and decision making
    • Motion control
    • Breakout Exercise 1: Components of EVs and AVs
  • Chapter 4: Introduction to Systems Engineering
    • Modular and hierarchical architecture
    • System life cycle
    • The V-model
    • Role of requirements, design, testing, verification, and validation
    • Management and planning considerations

Day Two

  • Chapter 5: Safety Perspective
    • Functional Safety Perspective
    • Role of ISO 26262
    • SOTIF perspective
    • Role of ISO/PAS 21448
  • Chapter 6: Cybersecurity Perspective
    • OT/ICS & Vehicular Perspectives
    • Role of SAE 3061
    • Role of ISO/SAE 21434
  • Chapter 7: Safety and Cybersecurity Commonalities and Design Issues
    • Commonalities
    • Design Issues
    • Course summary and main take away

Introduction to Autonomous and Electric Vehicles: A Functional Safety, SOTIF, and Cybersecurity Perspective

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