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Risk and Safety Assessment of Autonomous Air and Ground Systems
Participants: please sign up with real names due to host facility requirements. Presenter: Prof. Francesca Favarò, Dept. of Aviation and Technology, SJSU How can best practices from the aviation industry be applied to automotive autonomy? We'll delve into topics of current interest: i) an analysis of AV accident statistics based on the data provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles; ii) an examination of triggers and contributory factors of disengagements from autonomous control iii) an overview of current issues related to driver’s reactions to disengagements in Level 2 and 3 AVs; and iv) presentation of ongoing human-in-the-loop study. Speaker bio: Prior to joining SJSU, Prof. Favarò earned a PhD and MS in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, and MS and BS in Space Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Dr. Favarò's research interests lie in the broad field of system safety and risk analysis, with an emphasis on system engineering concepts and the safe integration and embedding of new technologies and the consistent update of regulations and certification practices. In 2016 she founded the RiSA2S lab, which deals with Risk and Safety Assessment of Autonomous Systems such as drones and self-driving cars. In 2017 she became a research associate of the Mineta Transportation Institute, and started collaborating as expert in the realm of autonomous vehicles. Her interests are currently focused on the safe integration of autonomous systems within US public roads as well as the National Airspace, focussing on bridging the gap between technology world and regulation. Dr. Favarò is an FAA Aviation certified Advanced Instructor, a certified Remote Pilot for drone commercial operations, and a solo-endorsed pilot. Agenda: o 6:15pm-7:00pm: networking and refreshments (pizzas and drinks); o 7:00pm-7:05pm: SK hynix brief introduction; o 7:05pm-8:15pm: Presentation by SJSU's Professor Francesca Favaro; o 8:30pm: Vacate facility


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Northern California has emerged as a hotbed for automotive activity: enthusiasts and practitioners, hobbyists and seasoned industry veterans from both near and far, with all levels of experience, are invited to collaborate on the future of vehicles, transportation, and mobility, and to reflect on the societal and infrastructure implications of intelligent transportation systems. All subjects are of interest: autonomy and self-driving vehicles, safety, fuel-efficiency, innovative enabling applications, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), connected car, CANBus, OBD2, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) along with all sorts of vehicles and vehicle aggregates: fleet vehicles, trucks, farming equipment, heavy machinery, marine and aviation applications. Although open source is in our Meetup name anyone involved in business, policy or regulatory aspects of transportation are heartily invited too. Regardless of which community you belong to (OEM, Tier 1, car company, engineer, car hobbyist, IP attorney...) -- please join!

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