Our review of the TÜV SÜD Conference on Automated Driving
Last week, we were part of the TÜV Conference on Automated Driving in Munich and gave a pitch on the topic of Concept in the loop and presented our expertise in the development of automated driving functions at our stand.
The focus of the event was on the challenges involved in the approval of autonomous driving functions. We had great discussions and heard interesting contributions from various institutions and industry representatives. This was very informative for us.
For example, MOIA, which currently has around 500 vehicles in circulation, explained how they design algorithms that enable the processing and execution of many transportation requests at the same time. The question is, what ideas are there and what is the added value of being driverless? It should be noted that there would no longer be any time restrictions, meaning that the service would be available around the clock. We also heard presentations of an academic nature. Technische Universität München (TUM), for example, gave exciting insights into current research projects. The Austrian ministry explained what the advantages of automated driving as a public service could be.
The content presented at the TÜV conference focused primarily on the development topics in the right half of the V. It was about validation, homologation, and approval. However, the discussions we held with representatives of our industry showed that there is a great need and unanswered questions in the area of systems engineering, i.e. on the left-hand side of the V. We have therefore concluded that our technological approaches behind Concept in the loop are the right way to take automated driving to the next level. This allows us to detect errors early on, save budget and get to SOP faster.