2016-08-25

Technical Article: Has functional safety ceased to be a topic of interest?

Statement of Dr. Heling, leader of the “Software ISO 26262” working group within ZVEI

The topic of “safety” is rightfully playing a dominant role in today’s discussions about automated driving. It is proper and necessary to discuss the aspect of cyber-security intensively here, because highly automated driving requires integrating the vehicle into the world of the Internet – whether it involves sharing information, executing a software update or controlling functions remotely. This makes the protection of personal data important, but above all it increases the probability of an attack with the goal of manipulating the vehicle or using it maliciously.

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