Activity: Talk or presentation types › Keynote or plenary presentation
Increasing level of autonomy is a major trend in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), i.e., heavy equipment used in very diverse applications ranging from mines to container terminals. Traditionally, safety of automation has been ensured by segregating the machinery from people, but to increase productivity, the automated operations need to become more flexible. This introduces new mixed-traffic situations that increase complexity and bring challenges to safety assurance. This talk describes the main driving forces for autonomy in the NRMM sector, new safety and security-related opportunities and risks related to the development, and different safety strategies that can be applied in development of safe autonomy.