Functional Safety Concept Generation Within the Process of Preliminary Design of Automated Driving Functions at the Example of an Unmanned Protective Vehicle

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Graubohm, Robert; Stolte, Torben; Bagschik, Gerrit; Steimle, Markus; Maurer, Markus
Series: ICED
Institution: Technische Universit
Section: Mobility
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ISSN: 2220-4342


Structuring the early design phase of automotive systems is an important part of efficient and successful development processes. Today, safety considerations (e.g., the safety life cycle of ISO 26262) significantly affect the course of development. Preliminary designs are expressed in functional system architectures, which are required to form safety concepts. Thus, mapping tasks and work products to a reference process during early design stages is an important part of structuring the system development. This contribution describes the systematic creation and notation of the functional safety concept within the concept phase of development of an unmanned protective vehicle within the research project aFAS. Different stages of preliminary design and dependencies between them are displayed by the work products created and used. The full set of functional safety requirements and an excerpt of the safety argument structure of the SAE level 4 application are presented.

Keywords: Automated driving, Case study, Design practice, Requirements, Risk management


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