The Business of Safety

J.D. Miller,    ZF TRW, Farmington Hills, MI, United States


This chapter discusses safety of a system from the perspective of system producers. We illustrate the practice of product or system safety through the example of system safety in the automobile industry. Automobiles are some of the most widely deployed, complex systems in our society. While their drivers have a minimal amount of preparation or training to operate them, these systems are growing more complex by the day. Current plans to deploy connected, autonomous vehicles will only increase the challenge both to drivers and to those responsible for the safety of the system. The title of this chapter The Business of Safety is intended to address several ...

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