Gaithersburg, Maryland - NIST and its partners, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Intel, Intel Mobileye, Lyft, Ricardo, SAE International, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, invite you to attend a workshop on Consensus Safety Measurement Methodologies for ADS-Equipped Vehicles on June 25-26, 2019, at the NIST Gaithersburg, MD campus. The workshop will feature presentations and breakouts about current perspectives on safety for Automated Driving Systems (ADS).”

The automotive industry is planning to deploy automated vehicles (AV), at least at the level of NHTSA AV Level 3 (conditional automation), in the very near term with most major manufacturers (OEMs) targeting the early 2020s. Community consensus around reliable, broadly-acceptable performance measurement methods for assessing the safety of automated vehicles can facilitate the successful achievement of these deployment goals. This workshop will explore emerging concepts and possible paths toward consensus around effective safety measurement methodologies. 

Automated vehicles are cyber-physical systems (CPS) or Internet of Things (IoT) systems that can be defined as systems of interacting logical, physical, and human components engineered for function through integrated logic and physics. Performance measurement and assurance in such systems requires new evaluation strategies and approaches that accommodate the complex, hybrid nature of these systems. This workshop will examine concepts for metrics, formal models, testing protocols, taxonomies, and other approaches for measuring AV safety.  
This workshop’s objectives are to identify and develop criteria that should be satisfied for any approach to automated vehicle decision-making safety, to review existing or proposed methodologies for the establishing safety requirements and safety measurement approaches, to identify gaps and key challenges, and to explore opportunities for progress, including identifying alternative methodologies that should be considered.

  • Explore consensus around priorities for enabling progress on the gaps and key challenges that are identified.
  • Publish a review of the identified criteria, gaps and challenges, possible methodologies to address these gaps and articulate a preferred path to developing AV safety requirements and testing.
  • Explore opportunities for the workshop attendees to continue to collaborate, on the identified gaps, to progress towards consensus safety metrics across the community.