May 23 – 25, 2023 | Würzburg, Germany


May 24 – 25, 2023

Here you see a recap of the program of the Auto[nom]Mobil 2022. As soon as the program of the 2023 conference is finalized, you will find it here.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Prof. Klaus Kompaß - KKo4Safety, formerly BMW Group

Session 1

Chair: Prof. Klaus Kompaß - KKo4Safety, formerly BMW Group
Keynote: What can driverless Fleets teach the Passenger Car?
Richard Bishop - Bishop Consulting
  • Level 4 automation comes first to fleet operations: robotaxis, buses, light and heavy trucks.
  • Already four companies are offering driverless commercial services carrying people and goods on public roads in the U.S.  Others are running in China. 
  • Key use cases will be discussed and an estimated timeline provided.  Implications for the passenger car industry will be considered.
Mercedes-Benz DRIVE PILOT (ALKS / SAE Level 3) - Safety in the Context of Data Services
Michael Decker, Paul Danci - Mercedes-Benz AG
  • DRIVE PILOT Customer Functionalities, Architecture and Design
  • The need of safe data services in the context of DRIVE PILOT
  • How can ISO 26262 be applied in the context of data services
  • How to build a safety argument to support the „safeness” of data services
  • Integration of “safe” data services in the context of safety system for driving assistance systems.
  • How to improve this concept of safe data services

Session 2

Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Prokop - Technische Universität Dresden
Aggregation and Usage of Swarm Data for ADAS Applications
Dr. Peter Baumann - CARIAD
  • Swarm data aggregation activities
  • Usage of the data
  • Challenges involved
V2X - via Safety Functions towards cooperative, automated Driving
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hierlinger - CARIAD
  • Overview of functions in the field (VW Group and competition).
  • Create conditions for cooperative driving: Standardization / differences between regions
  • External requirements (NCAPs of the world)

Session 3

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Alexander Huesmann - BMW Group
Developments in AV Insurance in the US Market
Kelsey Fiedler - Munich Re
  • Uncertainty in the flow of liability leads insurers to follow various approaches to insuring “test” AV operations
  • Recent vehicle regulations and guidance from NHTSA has created a path for commercialization of AV production
  • The current US tort system is considered sufficient by experts to handle questions of liability for AVs – and there will likely not be any legislative change unless prompted by dangerous incidents or by manufacturers’ need for clarity
  • The insurance structure for commercialized AV operations will likely not follow the structure for insurance of AV test operations
Consumer Confidence Safety Framework – Draft Rating System for Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS)
Thomas Leggett, Max Calcroft - Thatcham Research; Siddartha Khastgir - WMG, Warwick University
  • Key philosophy for rating ALKS
  • Utilising virtual and physical testing
  • Providing confidence to consumers
  • Next steps
Challenges in Ensuring Vehicle Safety Compliance in Real Driving Conditions
Dr. Akos Kriston - European Commission
  • The scope of this work is to provide scientific evidence for future regulatory needs and to improve existing regulations, hence the need to confront our findings with the constituency
  • Summary of the European Parliament newly adopted framework for type approval and market surveillance of road vehicles  (EU 858/2018) 
  • Experiences with execution and assessment of vehicle safety: lane departure warning, advanced emergency braking of trucks and passenger cars on proving grounds and real roads and other tests
  • While technologies, which ensure safety not only on proving grounds but on real roads exist, some cars changes control strategies and are very sensitive to the variation of testing conditions
  • We introduced robustness index to quantify the sensitivity of ADAS on perturbations of driving and environmental conditions

Session 4

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Peter Bergmiller - CARIAD SE
Autonomous Vehicles Risk Assessment from a Reinsurance Perspective
Andrea Keller - Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
  • Autonomous Vehicles Risk Assessment framework
  • Our partnership with Baidu
  • Regulatory considerations
Automated and Autonomous Driving: The Perspective of an international Motor Insurer
Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser - AZT Automotive GmbH - Allianz Zentrum für Technik
  • Liability and regulatory framework in Germany
  • Data needs: EDR / DSSAD / sensor data and concept of an independent data trustee
  • Accident research projects at the Allianz Center for Technology
  • Market readiness and upcoming challenges


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Welcome and Review of the previous Day
Prof. Klaus Kompaß - KKo4Safety, formerly BMW Group

Session 5

Chair: Reinhard Böswirth - Veoneer Germany GmbH
Fit to Drive – Safe Driving in an imperfect World
Dr. Annika Larsson - Arriver
  • Smart technology is not evenly distributed, and sensors cannot cope with everything
  • The vehicle and driver empower each other and help each other overcome their respective challenges
  • People, vehicles, and the infrastructure all working together are key
Highly immersive Driving Simulator: Development of a modular HMI Test Environment
Katharina Rehberg, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Tüschen - Technische Universität Dresden
  • Development of a highly immersive driving simulator for safety evaluation in assisted and automated driving.
  • The progressive implementation of assisted and automated driving functions changes the interaction between the human driver and vehicle.
  • Alignment of the driving simulator cockpit to investigate new HMI principles for safe driver-vehicle interaction.
  • A new understanding of the HMI and derivation of regulation is necessary.
Technical Compliance and compliant Product Design for Level 3 Systems
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Höhmann - Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Paradigm shift through the introduction of vehicles with automated driving functions from SAE level 3: Vehicle and manufacturer assume responsibility for vehicle guidance during automated driving
  • New challenges for technical compliance and rule-compliant product design
    • Traffic rules previously observed by the driver must be incorporated into the design and safeguarding of vehicles
    • Rules of the StVO must be translated into technical specifications
  • The standard of comparison for assessing system performance must be defined in comparison to the human driver.

Session 6

Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Wech - Technical University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt
Risk Assessment: "Ex-post and Ex-ante / Developer's View - Client's View"
Prof. Klaus Kompaß - KKo4Safety, formerly BMW Group
  • Risk assessment retrospective vs. prospective: "When creating innovative systems, there are rarely opportunities to use statistical empirical values."
  • "In retrospect, one is always smarter!" – the guiding principle above every innovation office
  • 100% security is possible! You just have to reduce the availability of the system to zero!
  • Functional safety - safety in use - SOTIF: isn't it all the same, just with different titles?
  • A positive risk balance is a prerequisite for the approval of automated driving functions. Is that also enough to defend individual cases?
  • "Statistical illiteracy"? Is there such a thing with automated driving?
Positive Risk Balance: Methodological Approach and its Role in Development
Dr.-Ing. Felix Fahrenkrog - BMW Group
  • Method Determination of the requirements for the automated driving function based on accident data.
  • Consideration of the risk balance over the development process
  • Role of simulation in determining the risk balance
Quantitative Risk Acceptance Limits for the Proof of operational Reliability of Automated Driving Systems
Udo Steininger - TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH
  • Requirements for the placing on the market of automated driving systems
  • Special requirements for product monitoring and market surveillance
  • Proof of operational reliability as a prerequisite for acceptance in the product life cycle
  • Quantitative risk assessment and acceptance limits
    • Importance of voluntariness, controllability and personal benefit
    • Comparison of concepts for determining risk acceptance limits
  • Exemplary implementation and necessary further developments

Session 7

Chair: Gregor Kugelmann - Mercedes-Benz AG
Incremental Approach for an L4 Safety Concept
Dr.-Ing. Jan Stellet - Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Safety and validation of L4 automated driving
  • Incremental architecture approach
Keynote: Performance Issues in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Dr. Stephen A. Ridella - U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Product Liability - Best Practice for Reducing legal Risks for the Company and its Decision-Makers
Dr. Sebastian Polly - Hogan Lovells
  • Comparison of main risks under civil, criminal and public law
  • Pursuing a holistic approach across the full development and product life cycle
  • Trends and recent developments in dealing with safety and compliance issues
  • Challenges in documentation and communication (both internal and external)
  • Discussion of possible defence strategies

Session 8

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Michael Fausten - Robert Bosch GmbH
Changing urban Mobility with autonomous Transport Systems: Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Frank Keck - ZF Mobility Solutions GmbH
  • Autonomous transport systems will be added to the set of available mobility solutions in the upcoming years
  • To make this possible, topics like technical solutions, legal framework for approval, tasks in daily operation etc. have to be addressed and solved
  • Introduction into this field
Insurability of autonomous Applications in urban Transport
Andreas Bradt - ERGO Mobility Solutions GmbH
  • Insurance of autonomous vehicles in test environments and pilots
  • Risks of autonomous vehicles in urban applications
  • Procedure for deriving an adequate risk model
Vay’s Teledrive - first Approach - a safe and effective Way towards Autonomous Driving
Hans-Leo Ross - Vay
  • Teledriving (remotely driving a vehicle) provides another perspective on different safety domains
  • Our teledrivers are safety operators of Vay
  • Vehicles in public road traffic.
End of the conference and farewell
Prof. Klaus Kompaß - KKo4Safety, formerly BMW Group




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