"..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”..."
"..It seems that two categories of things are particularly reluctant to be put under control in the land of the free: assault weapons and autonomous vehicles."
"..Requirements analysis? Who said requirements analysis?"
"..A gentle reminder that Over-The-Air is not a trivial SW delivery method (even where there is no air and nobody can hear you scream)."
"..Looks like a perfect mini-storm at the intersection of software Quality and Safety, causing the recall of 1.29 million vehicles."
"..It seems that, after all, Tesla’s Full Self Driving is just a "representative of SAE L2”. Not according to competitors or detractors, but to Tesla itself."
"..Safety and Security are becoming more and more entangled by the day."
..During his seminal Welcome Note at the Automotive SYS Conference in Berlin, in July 2014, Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, then VDA Managing Director, announced that the car of the future would be: "electric, connected, autonomous”. Today, Molex’s survey of automotive decision makers reveals "electrification, connectivity, and passenger safety" as the top innovation areas. Spot the little change in the list?
"..It’s claimed that the autonomous driving system detects other vehicles and calculates their trajectories twice as far out as professional truck drivers. It’s hoped that many other good arguments build up the overall system's Safety Case."
"..in mission-critical environments such as aerospace, defense, industrial, medical and automotive, brittle software means a body count.” …not necessarily so: if you’re in unmanned mission-critical areas it might simply mean billion dollars count. if you’re in safety-critical areas, you’ll also count casualties and penalties.
"..New suppliers coming from the consumer electronics world are simply not accustomed to meeting the needs of the auto industry” ...not that surprising that reliability, safety and software issues are plaguing EV ramp-up.
"..Ah, those pesky safety issues again."
"..Good to see that in the race to higher Automated Driving Levels safety is still actively pursued and not claimed as a by-product."
"..Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the rashest of them all?"
"..Predictably Tesla has attracted many commenters all over the world, over a full spectrum; from knee-jerk bootlickers to cautious admirers, from concerned specialists to harsh detractors. Then there is Elon’s nemesis, Michael DeKort."
"..From IP design to foundry’s physical signoffs, it seems that ASIL specific FuSa-guaranteed support is the new must for semiconductor marketing in the automotive arena."
"..software glitch” leading to "several cars losing power and stopping running even while driving” leading to “recalling all new Polestar 2 cars”… safety investigators’ wet dream, automotive producers' worst nightmare."
"..As Grady Booch, co-author of UML and legendary SW developer, aptly commented on Twitter: “Ah. The risks of having a single point of failure."
"..Almost half a century of evolution of technical jargon: from Young Frankenstein’s “AB-normal” brains (1974) to Microsoft Azure’s “B-latent” faults (2020)."
"..ARM turns 30 in November (Happy Birthday!). ARM is already an established player in Automotive with its Cortex-A Series Processors and Mali Graphics Processing Units. Now stepping up them both with native FuSa support."
"..It’s well known that there is no Safety without Quality, it’s also becoming increasingly clear that there is no Safety without Security."
"..Putin’s a wimp: Musk's testing Full Self-Driving personally, not giving it to his daughter."
"..The first aircraft gyroscopic autopilot was developed by Sperry Corporation in 1912. After more than a century, only drones are pilotless."
"..Yet another case of potential adverse effects of (cyber) security on (functional) safety."
"..Vehicles as “Computers-on-wheels” is no longer just a captivating marketing concept, it’s the hardest driver for top OEMs and TIER1 reorganization plans."
We provide consulting, assessment, cybersecurity, alarm management, product testing and certification under a number of Functional Safety, Security and SW Quality standards, such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISO 26262, ISO 13849, IEC 62061, ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI), ASPICE