SOTIF Case Study : Building a Safe Automated Driving System Functionality
The automotive industry continues to develop ADAS (advanced driver assistance Systems) and automated driving systems called ADS (automated driving systems). Achieving a high level of driving automation of ADS is a challenging endeavour that slows the availability of automated vehicles at levels 2, 3, and 4 in the SAE automation level hierarchy. One strategy to design highly automated vehicles is to carry out the design process by vehicle feature.
Well known vehicle features include:
- HWP: Highway pilot (also known as a highway chauffeur)
- TJP: Traffic Jam Pilot
- CYP: City Pilot
- AVP: Automated Valet Parking
The HWP feature is a robot chauffeur (i.e., the ADS) relieving a human driver from driving functions under certain conditions while the vehicle is on a highway. HWP can be designed at levels 3, 4, or 5 and in this case study, we will consider only level 3 functionality.
Nikhil Unnikrishnan is a Consultant with a broad range of experience, involved in the design & development of hardware, software and mechanical systems and components. He has worked with organizations to analyze process deficiencies and drive improvement by implementing best-in-class practices conforming to internationally recognized standards such as Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262 Functional Safety, ISO 9001 & IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems. Nikhil has been involved with performing detailed documentation reviews, Automotive SPICE®, Functional Safety & QMS assessments, process documentation development and conducting roll-outs for numerous leading automotive organizations including multiple Software and Hardware systems. Mr. Unnikrishnan is a Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodologies (CLSSGB) and also Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA). He is an Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015.