Highly Autonomous Vehicle (System) Design Patterns – Achieving Fail Operational and High Level of Safety and Security

Richard Messnarz*, Georg Macher, Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa

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Highly autonomous vehicles will have no steering wheel, will not need a driver interaction and will have some new design strategies to allow self-driving of vehicles. This paper will take a look at design patterns which are implemented in recent car developments and which are used to release self-driving cars to the road. To reach fail operational architectures different car manufacturers invest into new car models and governments in Germany and USA currently work on a new insurance law where not drivers but cars are assured. In this paper we come up with a first list of highly autonomous vehicle (system) design patterns which will evolve over the next years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 26th European Conference, EuroSPI 2019, Proceedings
EditorsAlastair Walker, Rory V. O’Connor, Richard Messnarz
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030280048
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: EuroSPI 2019 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sept 201920 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Automotive SPICE
  • Cybersecurity
  • Functional safety
  • Highly autonomous vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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