VTT has published a new report covering safety engineering related work in AUTOPORT. The report introduces and discusses advanced safety engineering approaches and system theoretic methods that can be used to identify and assess new autonomy related safety risks in mobile machine applications.
The systematic and clearly phased safety engineering approach and risk assessment process supports the development of machine autonomy when selecting operating concepts and technological solutions. New methods and tools are needed when designing interactions between autonomous machines and human operators in safety critical decision-making situations. Advanced safety engineering procedures need to be in place to not only identify and control new safety risks, but also to document and communicate safety-related aspects between all relevant stakeholders.
The report is freely available in VTT research portal. Direct link to pdf document: https://cris.vtt.fi/files/46422713/VTT_R_00390_21.pdf