***This event is jointly sponsored by Silicon Valley Autonomous Vehicle Enthusiasts. Please do not register at both websites***
The German research project aFAS focuses on the development of an unmanned, unsupervised protective vehicle for highway construction sites. The project is based on a functional safety analysis following the ISO 26262 standard for vehicles. The talk will include an overview of the main challenges, the current state of the project, the certification process, and the results, which are expected until 2018. The development process for the roadwork vehicle should scale towards more complex use-cases, including urban autonomous driving in the Stadtpilot project.
Andreas Reschka studied computer science in Freiberg (B.Sc. 2006) and Hildesheim (M.Sc. 2008), Germany. In 2009, he started his work on autonomous vehicles at TU Braunschweig with a focus on safe behavior and functional safety for autonomous vehicles. He finished his PhD thesis in 2016, which covers the development process, a functional safety concept, and self-awareness for autonomous vehicles. He is currently a Visiting Student Researcher at the Stanford Intelligent Systems Laboratory to learn about machine learning and decision making under uncertainty.
6 pm: networking and pizza
6:30-7:30 pm: presentation
8:30 pm: vacate premises
Thanks to Nissan for their generous underwriting of the event. As usual, 100% of proceeds will go to Formula SAE student racing team at SJSU.