Intel Gets IEEE to Ask ‘How Safe Is Safe Enough’ for AVs

Intel is pushing for Responsibility-Sensitive Safety (RSS), a mathematical model for autonomous-vehicle safety conceived by Mobileye (now an Intel company), to become an IEEE standard.

The company is spearheading a new working group, IEEE P2846, to pursue “A Formal Model for Safety Considerations in Automated Vehicle Decision Making.” The group’s first meeting is scheduled for late January in San Jose, Calif.

More specifically, the working group seeks to enable industry and government to “align on a common definition of what it means for an automated vehicle to drive safely balancing safety and practicability.”

Intel sees the initiative as a way to encourage autonomous-vehicle industry to ask — and grapple with answering — the hardest question of all in the AV era: How safe is safe enough?