Autonomous vehicles have sparked the need for absolute certainty that electronic systems will function as intended, without malfunction, and that preventative or corrective measures are adopted to mitigate a hazardous event.
Safety remains the number one priority and for autonomous vehicles to become part of our everyday lives, they must be safe. And that’s where McLaren Applied comes in.
We were approached by an autonomous vehicle developer which needed to develop safety critical systems that defined and implemented a fail operational controls bridge that met ISO26262 functional safety standards and full automotive compliance.
And we used our experience in advanced sensor technology and safety critical controllers to design and build a control system which overcame the challenges associated with the absence of a driver, could predict failures in advance, and met all the required safety and reliability standards.
Furthermore, to reduce cost and lead time, we identified as many faults and potential risks as possible during the design phase on both the hardware and software side, and then eliminated those failures or put in place processes to deal with them prior to reaching the testing and implementation phase.
It all added up to McLaren Applied playing a pivotal role accelerating the pioneering use of autonomous vehicles and further shaping the future of mobility.