Astrid Ernst
Mentor, DE


As semiconductor value in a modern car expands, reliability and safety of electronics must improve dramatically. If simple electronics in Bluetooth and power seats cause the most problems in cars today, as indicated by various reliability and dependability surveys, how are we going to make the shift to much more complex electronics systems that are needed for self-driving cars? It will become imperative to improve the quality of semiconductors going forward and we must get much better in verifying and validating these complex automotive systems knowing that lives will be at risk with autonomous driving. This will increase the test cycles, visibility and coverage to improve the safety and reliability.

In this session, we will present technologies and methodologies allowing us to handle an explosion of test scenarios to verify electronics and algorithms of driverless cars. We will explain a mature Development Process and show how Requirement driven development provides proof that design was built and tested as intended.