exida examines systematically dozens and dozens of generalist and specialist media outlets for news on events impinging on Quality, Safety and Security of complex electronics-based systems in all industrial sectors. In this section exida shares this curated survey with all the readers of its website.
“just when you thought that only reckless newcomers could be so cavalier on safety..."
“..'as extensively debated in exida’s recent 'Automotive and Process Industry Symposium 2021', Functional Safety is the toughest nut to crack for Linux and for OSS"
“..'The idea will be that we'll have plenty of fallback modes where, if part of the system fails, it'll fall back to a more manual flight mode. The user would have training to basically tackle any of those conditions.’ rrrrright. what could possibly go wrong?"
“..Reversal of fortune, reversal of policy, or what?"
“..Nightmarish bedtime lecture for aircraft pilots (and for functional safety experts alike)"
"..It truly seems that testing the correct *interpretation* of data exchanged by interfaces is neglected… major mission-critical failures in space (among others) have been attributed to the same root-cause."
"..It’s a very Silicon Valley ethos to get your software 80 percent of the way there and then release it and then let your users figure out the problems.” Alas, it’s a very pity that safety is always in the remaining 20 percent."
"..What if ‘autopilot’ stood for automatic pilot rather than autonomous pilot?"
"..Software update… safety risks… cruise-control system… accidentally activated... 93.7% of all locally made cars… How do you say ‘perfect typhoon’ in Mandarin?"
"..Brute-force approach to full self-driving features? What could possibly go wrong?"
"..A cheap title for an otherwise extremely informative - and somewhat terrifying - long read on SW complexity in nowadays cars, packed with some mind boggling quantitative data."
"..Truly, nothing can be verified/validated without knowing the requirements/goals. Autonomous vehicles may inadvertently kill passengers and pedestrians, as well as autonomous weaponized drones may fail to effectively annihilate enemy combatants. It would be intellectually instructive to compare the Safety Concepts of such categories of products.."
"..Automotive Safety Standards are for wimps. Oh wait..."
"..The auto industry is microcosm of the forces that will shape this decade: technological change, climate, the rise of Asia, reshoring and geopolitics’: an insightful view of the state-of-the-art and of the “paradigm shift” in the car industry from one of the finest macro-economic commentators, Deloitte’s Chief Economist Ian Stewart."
"..As Baidu founder Robin Li told me back in 2016, autonomous driving releases an absolute gold mine’ or, maybe, of an even more precious but dangerous rare metal?"
"..All of AI, not just healthcare, has a proof-of-concept-to-production gap’, says AI veteran Andrew Ng. The gap exists throughout the machine learning world. He mentions ’showing safety’ as the culminating criterion for production readiness. Surely it rings a bell in the car industry?"
"..It looks like that congested road junctions and motorways are not as friendly as carriers’ decks to electronically heavily laden vehicles. Who would have thought that?"
".. It happens that an interview with a veteran pilot tester for autonomous cars looks more like a script for a new Netflix SciFi series than a technology state-of-the-art survey. It starts with a slightly sinister sounding Distronic adaptive cruise control to finish off with decapitated beta-passengers and killer robocars. Bets are open for series name… Rear Black Mirror? Autocrash? Altered Car? Brave New Traffic? .."
".. In 1991 Geoffrey Moore published his seminal book on technology marketing, “Crossing the Chasm”. Thirty years later, chasms are still with us, rebranded as "Troughs of Disillusionment”..."
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