Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Enhancing Safety Assurance for Automated Driving Systems by Supporting Operation Simulation and Data Analysis

Peng Su1,a, ShuTing Kang2, Kaveh Nazem Tahmasebi1,b and DeJiu Chen1,c

1Department of Engineering Design, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.


Automated Driving Systems (ADS) employ various techniques for operation perception, task planning and vehicle control. For driving on public roads, it is critical to guarantee the operational safety of such systems by attaining Minimal Risk Condition (MRC) despite unexpected environmental disruptions, human errors, functional faults and security attacks. This paper proposes a methodology to automatically identify potentially highly critical operational conditions by leveraging the design-time information in terms of vehicle architecture models and environment models. To identify the critical operating conditions, these design-time models are combined systematically with a variety of faults models for revealing the system behaviours in the presence of anomalies. The contributions of this paper are summarized as follows: 1) The design of a method for extracting related internal and external operational conditions from different system models. 2) The design of software services for identifying critical parameters and synthesizing operational data with fault injection. 3) The design for supporting operation simulation and data analysis.

Keywords: Automated driving systems, Minimal risk condition, Condition monitoring.

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