How to Address the Approval Trap for Autonomous Vehicles - A survey of the challenge on safety validation and releasing the autonomous vehicle

Hermann Winner

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Hermann Winner began working at Robert Bosch GmbH in 1987, after receiving his PhD in physics, focusing on the pre-development of “by-wire” technology and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Beginning in 1995, he led the series development of ACC up to the start of production. Since 2002, he has been pursuing the research of driver assistance systems and other automotive systems engineering topics as professor of Automotive Engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. 2012 he has been awarded by the ITSC Award for Institutional Leadership on Research and System Engineering of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Safety.


Autonomous vehicles will pass the technology readiness level of prototype demonstrators in an operational environment soon. Thereby the human ability to control the vehicle must be fully replaced by a technical system. Such a... [ view full abstract ]


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