01 Feb '18, 3pm

The Silver Lining of Autonomous Car Accidents

It's unfeasible to engineer a self-driving car that won't ever get into a collision . But there is a silver lining for when they do. “When autonomous vehicles have accidents, we can't blame the driver and it will force us to focus on the electronics,” Todd Hubing, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, said. Delivering a keynote at DesignCon 2018, “How Do We Make Autonomous Vehicles Safe Enough?” Hubing proposed that safety considerations for autonomous vehicles are going to radically change the way automotive engineers design automotive electronics systems. “Today's automotive electronics are much less reliable than we give them credit for,” he said. “Systems don't work according to standard, or they don't work at all. In the automotive world it's happening every day and even resulting in loss of life.” In his DesignCon 2018 keyno...

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