Inside Unmanned Systems

DEC 2016-JAN 2017

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40 unmanned systems inside   December 2016/January 2017 B efore we can live in a world where driver- less cars are the norm, a lot of work must be done to ensure these vehicles can get their passengers from point A to point B safely. While researchers and developers are making progress, this is a challenging problem that will take time to solve. Chaminda Basnayake, principal engineer for V2X (vehicle-to-everything) systems at Renesas Electronics, Mathieu Joerger, assistant profes- sor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Arizona and Jonathan Auld, director of safety critical systems at NovAtel Inc. are among the experts taking on this challenge. They shared their thoughts on where the technol- ogy needs to go and what can be learned from the aviation industry during the latest Inside Unmanned Systems webinar, "Safety-Critical Positioning for Automotive Applications: Lessons from Civil Aviation on Safety Standards for Au- tonomous Cars." NovAtel sponsored the webinar. "In order to bring aviation safety standards to autonomous cars, we'll have to establish safety evaluation methods for laser, radar and camera based navigation," Joerger said. "We'll have to do that for multi-sensor systems and we'll have to design integrity monitors and then we'll have to predict that integrity in a dynamic environment. If we achieve this using an analytical solution we'll have a way to set safety requirements on individual sensors. By designing for safety we'll accelerate the development of APVs (autonomous passenger vehicles). » DEVELOPING SAFETY STANDARDS FOR DRIVERLESS CARS Inside Unmanned Systems recently hosted a webinar that takes a look at the challenges of developing safety standards for driverless cars and what can be learned from the aviation industry WEBINAR RECAP » DRIVERLESS CARS by Renee Knight

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