Automotive Functional Safety: No Hiding Place

August 22, 2018

A modern vehicle has over 100 million lines of code, more software than is found in a Space Shuttle or the Large Hadron Collider. To make driving decisions, autonomous vehicles use sophisticated software running on the most powerful CPUs ever seen in the automotive industry. Since these processors are pushing the boundaries of hardware performance, reliability has become a concern. The occurrence of hardware and software errors in an autonomous driving system can impact the system’s safety. So how can we mitigate the impact of these errors?

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