2.5-Day Course Overview

This course is heavily focused on UL 4600, the Standard for Safety for the Evaluation of Autonomous Products.

Discussion topics include safety principles, tools, techniques, and life cycle processes for building and evaluating the safety of fully autonomous vehicles. Throughout the course, participants will learn how to build a safety framework for autonomous products starting with autonomous vehicles(AVs), autonomous robotics, off-road and fleet vehicles, as well as other areas where AV safety is paramount.

UL 4600 Training Topics

  • Introduction to AVs and the associated technology
  • Introduction to AV safety frameworks
  • The UL 4600 approach for autonomous vehicle safety
  • UL 4600 scope and definitions
  • Why safety is critical to success
  • Risk assessment
  • Interaction with humans and road users
  • Autonomy functions and support
  • Software and system engineering processes
  • Dependability
  • Data and networking
  • Verification, validation and test
  • Tool qualification, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and legacy components
  • Life cycle concerns
  • Maintenance
  • Metrics and safety performance indicators (SPIs)
  • Safety assessment
  • Other relevant AV safety standards
  • Wrap-up and discussion topic

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 UL 4600.