What’s new in AV verification: Stuttgart report part two

Summary: This is part two of my report about what I saw at the Stuttgart 2017 Autonomous Vehicles test & development symposium. It covers frameworks, simulators, scenario definitions and extracting scenarios from recordings. As I promised in part one, here is the rest of my trip report from that yearly symposium. It will cover the … More What’s new in AV verification: Stuttgart report part two

Where Machine Learning meets rule-based verification

Summary: This post addresses some high-level questions like: Longer term, how much of the verification of Intelligent Autonomous Systems can be done with just Machine Learning (ML)? Should most requirements remain rule-based, and if so – how does that connect to the ML part? And how will the uneasy interface between ML and rules influence … More Where Machine Learning meets rule-based verification

Dynamic verification in one picture

Summary: This post tries to summarize what dynamic verification is, using a single picture. It then puts various verification tools, and diverse verification projects, in the context of that picture. It also explains Coverage Driven Verification (CDV). The Foretellix blog is about verifying complex systems. However, as I discussed here, there is no agreed-upon verification … More Dynamic verification in one picture

What’s new in AV verification: Report from the Stuttgart symposium

Summary: This is part one of my report about what I saw at the Stuttgart 2017 Autonomous Vehicles test & development symposium last week. This yearly symposium seems to be a pretty good place to get the feeling of what’s going on in AV verification (at least in Europe): There are several AV-related conferences, but … More What’s new in AV verification: Report from the Stuttgart symposium

Verifying interactions between AVs and people

Summary: The interactions between Autonomous Vehicles and people can be complex, which complicates AV deployment.  This post summarizes some recent related publications, and then tries to predict the verification implications of all that. For instance, it suggests that verification teams will try to track total-accidents, AV-specific-accidents and AV-specific-annoyances. There were several interesting publications lately about “bumps on … More Verifying interactions between AVs and people

Misc stuff: The verification gap, ML training and more

This post covers recent updates in machine learning, autonomous systems and verification. It has four sections: Automation / ML keep accelerating, but verification of automation / ML seems to lag behind HVC is coming, and I plan to attend (and even present) The idea of training an ML-based system using synthetic inputs (which I like) … More Misc stuff: The verification gap, ML training and more

Verification implications of the new US AV policy

Summary: This post will take an initial look at the US Autonomous Vehicles policy announcement, and claim it is a big deal. It will then examine the verification implications, and claim they are mainly positive. Yesterday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) came out with an announcement … More Verification implications of the new US AV policy

The Tesla crash, Tsunamis and spec errors

Summary: This post talks about some implications of the Tesla autopilot crash, claims that some autonomous vehicle fatalities are unavoidable, and suggests some ways to minimize them. By now you have probably heard about the Tesla fatal autopilot accident, causing the tragic death of a Tesla enthusiast. There is a lot of discussion about what … More The Tesla crash, Tsunamis and spec errors

Finding bugs in autonomous vehicles: My impressions from the second Stuttgart symposium

Summary: This trip report describes my impressions from the Second Autonomous Vehicles Test & Design Symposium in Stuttgart. Short version: The design side is moving fast. The verification side has improved, but has a long way to go. Note: In my last post I talked about what automation will do to this planet over the … More Finding bugs in autonomous vehicles: My impressions from the second Stuttgart symposium