The FISITA Intelligent Safety Conference China will take place at China SAE’s SAECCE event in Shanghai on 29 October 2020. Shiliang Shang is the Senior Expert and Electrical & Chassis System Safety Development Manager at Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center. He will be speaking at the event about Research and Design of the Controllability Metrics of Autonomous Driving Motion Control. We asked him a few questions prior to the event:
What are you planning on talking about at the Intelligent Safety Conference and what types of people do you think will benefit most from what you have to say?
My speech is about the high level safety requirements(controllability metrics) for autonomous driving. This topic might be useful for the people who are interesting at:
1. How to define high level safety requirements;
2. How to evaluate the vehicle level safety(V&V);
3. The standard and regulation requirements about this area.
Safety is at the heart of mobility development and “intelligent safety” has been delivering real solutions into vehicles for many years, how do you see this increase in adoption of intelligent safety continuing as ADAS develops into fully autonomous functionality? Do you predict a sudden jump in technology, consumer expectations changing, OEM development accelerating, new solutions disrupting the market, or any particular government legislation or standards prompting a big switch any time in the near future?
Right now, intelligence is the most important topic for automotive industry. The intelligence have new needs for safety, e.g. SOTIF, system insufficiencies will be considered more instead of faults. With the trend that the autonomous driving functionality become more and more popular in the market. China government, standard, regulation and enterprises put more and more resource on safety, I think the experience will be gained and someday it will enter a new stage for development. It may be not a jump but a switch point after which the acceleration rate is much higher than before. The switch point could be a certain level of the popularizing rate of autonomous driving products. I think this may happen soon in China.
What attracts you personally to this area and are there any particular advances or changes in intelligent safety that you hope to see happening sooner rather than later?
Personally, I am interested in how to develop common safety strategy, metrics and requirements for autonomous driving development, evaluation, release and monitoring. This will be very important for China who has very complicated driving scenarios and products. The change I expect are more openly cooperation on autonomous safety for all stakeholders.
Shiliang Shang is the Senior Expert and Electrical & Chassis System Safety Development Manager at Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center.
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