Autonomous Driving Safety: ISO 21448 ‘SOTIF’ draft international standard with Sensmetry’s contribution released


Juozas Vaicenavicius

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As Autonomous Driving Systems (ADS) technologies become a more prevalent and sophisticated component of modern vehicle fleets, the automotive industry faces significant challenges to ensuring and proving the safety of these technologies to the public. Under the remit of the International Standards Office (ISO), for the past few years the global industry has been hard at work developing a standard to define global concepts, methods and processes for ensuring the safety of autonomous vehicles. This global effort has come to a fruition in the recent publication of the draft international standard of ISO 21448 “Safety of the Intended Functionality” (SOTIF).

is proud of our active role in the development of ISO 21448 ‘SOTIF’, including many days of meetings and multiple pages of content contributed to the standard. As a member of the SOTIF working group, Sensmetry has contributed to the latest SOTIF draft with our core knowledge and expertise concerning the formulation of analytical methodologies for quantitatively assessing the automated driving system safety. We at Sensmetry see such methodologies as playing a key role in the automotive industry achieving the safe and cost-effective deployment of ADS technologies in the public sphere.

A warm congratulations to all of our fellow ISO 21448 ‘SOTIF’ team members worldwide contributing to the development of the SOTIF standard to ensure both public safety and confidence in the autonomous driving industry. We look forward to completing this journey together towards publication of the official standard in 2022.