FUSE project scope
The FUSE project focuses on system architectures and functional safety for autonomous road vehicles. Current automotive systems and functional safety standards are evolving, but have so far only considered autonomy to a limited extent. This implies that further investigations are urgently needed. Functional safety considerations and the scalability and cost-efficiency of architectures represent potential blocking factors for introducing new autonomy functions.
The FUSE project addresses the identified autonomy related problems by:
- Developing an understanding of limitations of current architectures and safety standards.
- Developing requirements for autonomy considering safety and architecture.
- Creating guidelines and update suggestions for ISO26262.
- Creating a reference architecture

The FUSE project is a collaboration between Comentor, KTH, Qamcom, Semcon, SP and Volvo Cars and is partly financed by Vinnova through the FFI program Vehicle and Traffic Safety. The project runs from Q4 2013 to Q3 2016 and has a budget of 13 MSEK.

Contact persons:
Rolf Johansson, rolf.johansson@sp.se, +46 105 165546, project coordinator
Carl Bergenhem, carl.bergenhem@qamcom.se, +46 31 3819021
Jonas Nilsson, jonas.nilsson@volvocars.com, +46 31 597627
Martin Törngren, martint@kth.se, +46 8 7906307
Ola Örsmark, ola.orsmark@comentor.se, +46 733 626909
Stig Ursing, stig.ursing@semcon.com, +46 31 7615016


FUSE leaflet
In this report (16 pages) we summarise the results of the FUSE project.
FUSE leaflet


FUSE final seminar 
Friday September 23rd 2016, Volvo Cars – PVH, Göteborg
In this seminar some of the main results of the project was presented.  Several research activities outside FUSE in the fields of safety, architecture and autonomous driving also presented related results. The seminar had stimulating discussions between research groups in areas like:
  • What responsibility should be put on an autonomous vehicle?
  • What are the challenges for the E/E architecture of an autonomous vehicle?
  • How to prove that an autonomous vehicle is safe?

FUSE invited presentations

  • Self-Driving Cars & the DRIVE ME project, at 3rd Scandinavian Conference - System and Software Safety, Stockholm, March 2014.
  • Challenges in applying functional safety for ADAS, at SAE World Congress, Detroit, April 2014.
  • Challenges of Functional Safety in ADAS and autonomous functions, at Elektronik i Fordon, Göteborg, April 2014.
  • Autonomous and/or connected cars, at KARYON Final Workshop, Borås, December 2014.
  • Förarlösa bilar - Vägen till säkrare trafik? at itf Automationsdagarna, Stockholm, February 2015.
  • Safety for Self-Driving Vehicles, at 4th  Scandinavian Conference - System and Software Safety, Stockholm, March 2015.
  • Automated Functions and Autonomous Vehicles, at IQPC - 5th International Conference ISO26262, Berlin, March 2015.
  • TRUST ME - How to Verify a Self Driving Car without Driving a Billion Kilometers, at Elektronik i Fordon, Göteborg, April 2015.
  • Hur passar ISO 26262 för autonoma fordon? at Elektronik i Fordon, Göteborg, April 2015.
  • Automatiserade Fordon med Hög Säkerhet? at High Tech Engineering, Göteborg, April 2015.
  • Safely mastering the Vienna convention, at IQPC - 2nd International Conference Autonomous Drive Advanced Mobility, Düsseldorf, November 2015.
  • Self-Driving Cars - Challenges in Dependability and Verification, at IFIP WG10.4 Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance - WS on"Safety and Security Challenges for Autonomous and Cooperative Intelligent Vehicles", Buzios, June 2015.
  • Hazard analysis for autonomous vehicles - inspired by agile methods, at Elektronik i Fordon, May 2016.
  • Self-Driving Vehicles and the DRIVE ME Project, at KTH Mechatronics Course, Stockholm May 2016.
  •  Autonomous vehicles, perspectives and challenges ‐ architecture, verification and safety, at Israeli Embedded Systems Conference, May 2016

FUSE co-organized workshops

  • Architectures for Autonomous Machines, in cooperation with ICES - KTH, January 14th 2014, Stockholm.
  • Joint Project Workshop with EU FP7 project KARYON , May 7th 2014, Göteborg.
  • Joint Project Workshop with FFI project SYNLIGARE, May 15th 2015, Göteborg.
  • Safety and Automated Driving,  in cooperation with IQPC, November 26th 2015, Düsseldorf.
  • Winter Workshop,  in cooperation with ICES - KTH, January 22nd 2016, Stockholm.
  • Joint Project Workshop with European space research project CATSY, March 15th 2016, Stockholm.
  • Joint Project Workshop with FFI projects SYNLIGARE and HEAVY ROAD, May 18th 2016, Göteborg.