Ritu Sethi

Intel (India)
28 de Marzo – 09:00-10:00
Sala Valle Inclán

Security and Functional Safety Validation for a Connected Automotive


The future smart vehicles need to support the following evolving connectivity use cases – 5G / LTE for real-time networking with the cloud; V2X driving multitude of road safety related and other non-safety commercial applications. Often these discrete wireless components are being integrated independently, thereby increasing the potential attack surfaces and vulnerabilities for both remote and physical assaults to the entire autonomous driving system. Thus, safeguarding these component’s external interfaces and their possible routes and connections to the rest of the system, by adhering to functional safety specifications and validation methodologies becomes critical element in achieving a robust and fail safe vehicle system.

This presentation will build upon the connectivity use cases, list safety goals and record targeted safe states. This is done by exercising ISO 26262, in order to ensure that standardized functional safety requirements are met and applying ISO 21448, Safety of Intended Functionality (SOTIF), for addressing of risks due to hazards resulting from functional insufficiencies of the intended functionality or by reasonably foreseeable misuse by persons. This presentation will also include discussion on architecture models for specifying and designing fault tolerant systems and will also describe the relationships with other disciplines such as Test, Reliability and Security.

Having worked in networking companies like Hughes, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Infineon Wireless and Intel Mobile Communications, Ritu comes with hands-on experience in 2G, 3G, TDSCDMA, CDMA-1x and 4G cellular and GNSS. In her current role as a cellular communications architect for Internet of Things Group (IOTG), she contributes towards integration and validation of wireless connectivity – Cellular and GNSS to IOT Platforms. Lately she has been involved in evaluation of Functional Safety aspects of a connected and autonomous vehicle and has presented her thoughts in International conferences and led many tutorials on ISO 26262 and SOTIF standards and their implementation. Ritu holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering with major in Communication Theory and Systems from University of California, San Diego and Bachelors from IIT Varanasi in Computer Science and Engineering. In her spare time, she trains and runs for marathons and relaxes by doing acrylic and oil paintings.

Riccardo Mariani (Co-Author)
Intel Fellow and Chief Functional Safety Technologist Riccardo Mariani is widely recognized as an expert in functional safety and integrated circuit reliability. In his current role as chief functional safety technologist at Intel Corporation, he oversees strategies and technologies for IoT applications that require functional safety, high reliability and performance, such as autonomous driving, transportation and industrial systems. Mariani spent the bulk of his career as CTO of Yogitech, an industry leader in functional safety technologies. Before co-founding the Italian company in 2000, he was technical director at Aurelia Microelettronica, where his responsibilities included leading high-reliability topics in projects with CERN in Geneva. A prolific author and respected inventor in the functional safety field, Mariani has contributed to multiple industry standards efforts throughout his career, including leading the ISO 26262-11 part specific to semiconductors. He has also won the SGS-Thomson Award and the Enrico Denoth Award for his engineering achievements. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a Ph.D. in microelectronics from the University of Pisa in Italy. He has also appointed as the VP IEEE Computer Society 2019 for standardization efforts.