Smart Monitoring for Safety-Assurance in Autonomous Driving
Georg Stettinger, Franz Wotawa
Abstract: Monitoring the functionality of systems during opera- tion is vital for detecting faults and preventing their conse- quences. In autonomous driving, monitoring is even more critical because of hardly being able to verify all imple- mented functionality. Today, systems comprise many inter- acting components making centralized monitoring less fea- sible and hard to handle. Hence, we suggest a distributed but connected monitoring system that reflects the system’s conceptual structure. In this paper, we outline the foun- dations of a monitoring system, present some applications and show how we use concepts like the operational design domain and requirements for obtaining the required mon- itoring knowledge in the application area of autonomous driving.