Reliability Aspects of Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Fleets

Date: Thursday 04 November 2021, 5.00PM
Location: Online
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Vasiliy Krivtsov is the Director of Reliability Analytics at the Ford Motor Company (

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In this talk, we’d like to discuss three main reliability challenges related to the design and development of autonomously-driven vehicles: i) a 20-fold increase in vehicle usage rate, which has profound duty cycle and design life implications, ii) reliability enhancements via hot and cold redundancy architectures [which are not otherwise prevalent in conventional vehicles] iii) reliability demonstration implications for the autonomous vehicle test fleets.  We would also touch upon a related topic of condition based maintenance (CBM) strategy via advanced reliability analytics of connected vehicles, streaming (near) real−time performance data.

Vasiliy Krivtsov is the Director of Reliability Analytics at the Ford Motor Company. He also holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Reliability Engineering at the University of Maryland.  Krivtsov has earned a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Kharkov Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine, and a PhD in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, USA. He is the author and co-author of over 60 professional publications, including a book on Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis, 10 patented inventions, and 7 trade secret inventions on statistical algorithms for Ford. He is the Chair of the International Reliability Symposium (RAMS®) Tutorials Committee and a Senior Member of IEEE. Further information on Dr. Krivtsov's professional activity is available at
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