Intel wants industry players to come to the table at IEEE to develop an autonomous vehicle safety standard. The goal is to debate, leverage and further innovate a mathematical model for autonomous-vehicle safety, called Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS), conceived by Mobileye (now an Intel company).
The company is spearheading a new working group, IEEE P2846, to pursue “A Formal Model for Safety Considerations in Automated Vehicle Decision Making.” The group’s first meeting is scheduled for late January in San Jose, Calif.
More specifically, the working group seeks to enable industry and government to “align on a common definition of what it means for an automated vehicle to drive safely balancing safety and practicability.”
Intel sees the initiative as a way to encourage autonomous-vehicle industry to ask — and grapple with answering — the hardest question of all in the AV era: How safe is safe enough?
Separately, IEEE in January will kick off another working group, IEEE P2851, with a goal to develop “Exchange/Interoperability Format for Safety Analysis and Safety Verification of IP, SoC and Mixed Signal ICs.”