Published November 24, 2021 | Version v1
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Towards Functional Safety Compliance of Recurrent Neural Networks


Deploying Autonomous Driving systems requires facing some novel challenges for the Automotive industry. One of the most critical aspects that can severely compromise their de- ployment is Functional Safety. The ISO 26262 standard provides guidelines to ensure Functional Safety of road vehicles. However, this standard is not suitable to develop Artificial Intelligence based systems such as systems based on Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs). To address this issue, in this paper we propose a new methodology, composed of three steps. The first step is the robustness evaluation of the RNN against inputs perturbations. Then, a proper set of safety measures must be defined according to the model’s robustness, where less robust models will re- quire stronger mitigation. Finally, the functionality of the entire system must be extensively tested according to Safety Of The Intended Functionality (SOTIF) guidelines, providing quantitative re- sults about the occurrence of unsafe scenarios, and by evaluating appropriate Safety Performance Indicators.



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