2.5-Day Course Overview

This course establishes guiding principles and best-practices for autonomous vehicle safety as described the ISO 21448 standard.

The course agenda closely aligns to the ISO 21448 standard, and the relevant certification is for autonomous and semi-autonomous (or ‘automated driver assist’) systems, ranging from Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) autonomy levels 1-5. Several group exercises and work examples are included to illustrate key concepts on relevant real-world automotive technologies and systems.

ISO 21448 Training Topics

  • Introduction to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV)
  • Safety of the Intended Function (SOTIF)
  • The ISO 21448 framework for SOTIF
  • ADAS and AV system specification and design
  • Hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Acceptance criteria, validation targets and validation effort using rationale such as:
    • Globalement au moins aussi bon or “globally at least as good” (GAMAB)
    • “As low was reasonably practicable” (ALARP)
    • “Minimal endogenous mortality” (MEM)
  • Analysis of functional insufficiencies and triggering conditions using various methods such as failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis (FTA), and systems theoretic process analysis (STPA)
  • Functional modifications to reduce SOTIF risks
  • Developing a complete verification and validation strategy
  • Verification: evaluating known hazardous scenarios using scenario testing at the system and vehicle levels
  • Validation: evaluating unknown hazardous scenarios using simulation and test
  • Defining a criteria for SOTIF release and the associated SOTIF release process
  • Operating phase activities necessary for post-release implementation in the field
  • An introduction to other relevant safety standards in ADAS and AV
  • Process-oriented requirements for safety development processes
  • Wrap-up and discussion topics

Optional UL-CASP Exam

Participants who complete all 2.5-days of training are eligible to take a two hour certification exam in the afternoon of the third day. Those who pass the exam are individually certified as a UL Certified Autonomy Safety Professional in ISO 21448.