Continental uses Safety Domain Control Unit as fallback path in automated driving

By mmillikin Continental is adding a further safety level to highly automated driving in the form of a specific electronics architecture. In addition to a central control unit for automated driving—the Assisted & Automated Driving Control Unit—the technology company uses a Safety Domain Control Unit (SDCU) as a fallback path in order to stop the vehicle safely, even in the event of a functional failure in the primary automation path.

As such, Continental is systematically using the principle of redundancy and diverse design that has proven itself in the aviation sector. There are one or more fallback paths for every central system

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