Safety, Complexity, and Automated Driving: Holistic Perspectives on Safety Assurance

Simon Burton, John Alexander McDermid, Philip Garnett, Rob Weaver

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This article extends safety assurance approaches for automated
driving by explicitly acknowledging the complexity of the
emergent system behavior. We introduce a framework for
reasoning about factors that contribute to this complexity
as a means of structuring the interdisciplinary perspectives
required to achieve an acceptable level of residual risk.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-32
Number of pages11
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2021

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