Journal of Automotive Software Engineering

Volume 2, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 15 - 26

Improving Functional Safety of Automotive Video Data Transmission and Processing Systems

Authors
Mirko Conrad1, *, ORCID, Frank Langner2, Benjamin Axmann3, Karlheinz Blankenbach4, ORCID, Jan Bauer5, ORCID, Matthäus Vogelmann4, Manfred Wittmeir6, Sascha Xu7
1samoconsult GmbH, Französische Str. 13-14, 10117, Berlin, Germany
2Mercedes-Benz AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Architecture E2E & Concepts, Hanns-Klemm-Straße 45, 71034, Böblingen, Germany
3Mercedes-Benz AG, Group Research, Future Technologies, Leibnizstr. 2, 71032, Böblingen, Germany
4Pforzheim University, Display Lab, Tiefenbronner Str. 65, 75175, Pforzheim, Germany
5Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Fakultät für Elektro- und Informationstechnik, Moltkestr. 30, 76133, Karlsruhe, Germany
6Epson Europe Electronics GmbH, Riesstrasse 15, 80992, München, Germany
7X-Motive GmbH, Kohlweg 30, 66123, Saarbrücken, Germany
*Corresponding author. Email: mirko.conrad@samoconsult.de
Corresponding Author
Mirko Conrad
Received 2 November 2020, Accepted 12 February 2021, Available Online 22 February 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jase.d.210213.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Functional safety; ISO 26262; Video data transmission / processing system; Camera monitor system (CMS); Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS); Safety-related system; Safety mechanism; Safety architecture; Safety concept; Light-to-light (L2L) protection; ASIL-prepared video communication (APV)
Abstract

As of today, automotive video data transmission and processing systems are already being developed according to ISO 26262, but safety mechanisms and safety architectures for such systems are individually derived on a case-by-case basis. This approach, i.e., reinventing the wheel, over and over again, is neither effective nor well suited for future use cases with system variants and varying system components from multiple suppliers. Further, existing safety mechanisms for video data transmission and processing systems fall short of providing a full “light-to-light” monitoring. To reduce this gap, this paper proposes a generic safety architecture and a method to derive suitable safety mechanisms for automotive video data transmission and processing systems. In addition, enhanced safety mechanisms to detect and indicate faults in such systems are outlined. These contributions to improve the functional safety of automotive video data transmission and processing systems have been devised in a joint research project involving an automotive OEM and multiple industrial and academic partners.

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Journal
Journal of Automotive Software Engineering
Volume-Issue
2 - 1
Pages
15 - 26
Publication Date
2021/02/22
ISSN (Online)
2589-2258
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jase.d.210213.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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