CppCon 2019: Writing Safety Critical Automotive C++ Software for AI Hardware--Michael Wong

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This year, CppCon 2020 is going virtual. The dates are still the same – September 14-18 – and we are aiming for the CppCon live event to have pretty much everything you’re familiar with at CppCon except moved online: multiple tracks including “back to basics” and a new “embedded” track; live speaker Q&A; live talk time zones friendly to Americas and EMEA (and we’re going to try to arrange around-the-clock recorded repeats in all time zones, where speakers who are available can be available for live Q&A in their repeated talks too, and we’ll do that if it’s possible – but we’re still working on it!); virtual tables where you can interact face-to-face online with other attendees just like at the physical event; virtual exhibitor spaces where you can meet the folks on your favorite product’s teams to ask them question face-to-face; pre- and post-conference classes; and even the CppCon house band playing live before every plenary session. All talk recordings will be freely available as usual on YouTube a month or two after the event, but everything else above will be available only live during CppCon week.

To whet your appetite for this year’s conference, here’s another of the top-rated talks from last year. Enjoy – and register today for CppCon 2020 – all the spirit and flavor of CppCon, this year all virtual and online!

Writing Safety Critical Automotive C++ Software for High Performance AI Hardware

by Michael Wong

Summary of the talk:

How can we make C++ in a Safe and secure way?
It is about time we talk about what it takes to create safe software, especially for automotive. This talk is about the practical engineering challenges of turning deep learning, classical machine vision and sensor fusion algorithms from research prototypes into real-world automotive-grade systems. We will summarize the many safety critical standards in general for C++ and specifically for autonomous vehicles (AV). These include the updates to MISRA, AUTOSAR, and our own SG12 which has been processing updates from WG23 for C++. We have been working hard in these standards bodies and with industrial partners to deliver automotive-grade, safe, high performance AI software development tools.
We will further review C++ Directions that supports this and reveal the road map for what is possibly the earliest Safety Critical C++ that is also capable of heterogeneous dispatch for AV.

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