SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

Chat with the Experts: Developing Connected, Autonomous Vehicles as Part of an Ultra-Large Scale Safety Critical System
(Session Code: AECHAT)

Room 330 A/B  4:00 p.m.

Connected, autonomous vehicles interact with each other and diverse elements of infrastructure to form an ultra large scale system that must achieve safety critical levels of quality while meeting the industry’s need for variety. Increasingly, software plays an essential role in those systems. To achieve that level of software quality over the scope of an ultra-large scale system in a cost-effective manner, software-intensive system development can be structured around a set of product development practices that accommodate rapidly changing requirements, continuous evolution, and exponential rates of innovation. Software supply chains are still immature and must be managed with the same engineering discipline as hardware supply chains. Suppliers and integrators collaborate to achieve a continuous integration approach in which functionality and quality are monitored continuously. This talk will present a comprehensive development strategy that has proven successful in the development of fault tolerant, safety-critical systems. The technique stresses processes for early detection and repair of defects in both the requirements and the software architecture and includes support for distributed, incremental development, and rapid deployment of validated enhancements

Presenters - John McGregor, Clemson Univ.