Systems-theoretic Safety Assessment of Teleoperated Road Vehicles

Simon Hoffmann, Frank Diermeyer

Abstract

Teleoperation is becoming an essential feature in automated vehicle concepts, as it will help the industry overcome challenges facing automated vehicles today. Teleoperation follows the idea to get humans back into the loop for certain rare situations the automated vehicle cannot resolve. Teleoperation therefore has the potential to expand the operational design domain and increase the availability of automated vehicles. This is especially relevant for concepts with no backup driver inside the vehicle. While teleoperation resolves certain issues an automated vehicle will face, it introduces new challenges in terms of safety requirements. While safety and regulatory approval is a major research topic in the area of automated vehicles, it is rarely discussed in the context of teleoperated road vehicles. The focus of this paper is to systematically analyze the potential hazards of teleoperation systems. An appropriate hazard analysis method (STPA) is chosen from literature and applied to the system at hand. The hazard analysis is an essential part in developing a safety concept (e.g., according to ISO26262) and thus far has not been discussed for teleoperated road vehicles.

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Hoffmann S. and Diermeyer F. (2021). Systems-theoretic Safety Assessment of Teleoperated Road Vehicles. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS, ISBN 978-989-758-513-5, pages 446-456. DOI: 10.5220/0010438904460456


in Bibtex Style

@conference{vehits21,
author={Simon Hoffmann and Frank Diermeyer},
title={Systems-theoretic Safety Assessment of Teleoperated Road Vehicles},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,},
year={2021},
pages={446-456},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010438904460456},
isbn={978-989-758-513-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - Volume 1: VEHITS,
TI - Systems-theoretic Safety Assessment of Teleoperated Road Vehicles
SN - 978-989-758-513-5
AU - Hoffmann S.
AU - Diermeyer F.
PY - 2021
SP - 446
EP - 456
DO - 10.5220/0010438904460456