Session: Autonomous Vehicle Safety Overview
The research and development of autonomous vehicles can potentially revolutionize the transportation sector. However, as several countries worldwide prepare to roll out the technology, that will take over driving functions from testing stages to commercial phases, safety measures and regulations remain a significant concern. In addition, the anticipated shift in driving responsibilities from a driver to an autonomous vehicle serves as a motivation for researching and analyzing liability and safety concerns. Failing to develop or observe safety regulations and standards exposes autonomous vehicle users to high risks, including unexpected accidents that may cause death. More importantly, reasonable and precise determination of safety liabilities are essential to encourage manufacturers to research further how to ensure autonomous vehicles are safe and secure.
- Autonomous Vehicle Safety
My name is Palak Talwar and I work as a Sr. Safety Engineer at Lyft, Level 5 Autonomous Division, in Palo Alto, CA.
I've worked for an automotive consulting company for ~4 years working on control system software development and then on functional safety. At Lyft, I've continued my journey in the safety engineering space.
I hold an approved patent on Control Redundancy (https://patents.google.com/patent/US10331128). Over the course of my career I've also obtained an ISO 26262 certification. I truly love what I do and therefore I try to share and learn as much as I can.