Logo September 26 – 28, 2021, Berlin, Maritim proArte Hotel

Functional & Operational Safe Systems for Level 5 Automation date_range September 26 – 28, 2021
Maritim proArte Hotel, Berlin, Germany
we.GO LIVE & Online
Europe's No. 1 Hybrid Event on Operational, Functional & System Safety for Level 4 & 5 Automated Vehicles!
Hybrid 2021 – Both live in Berlin and online via our digital event platform hubs101, the leading event on operational, functional & system safety for SAE level 4 & 5 automated vehicles brings together more than 200 top industy safety, security & validation/ verification experts. Join now and discuss safety requirements & concepts, validation & verification approaches and the standard & regulation landscape for ADs with your peers.

Highlights 2021

SDNC! Our Smart Distancing & Networking Concept

Hybrid-Conference-Experience! Discover the most interactive and hybrid conference concept in the industry!

Event at a glance

Exclusive and safe networking - to ensure the safety & health of our community also in 2020, we are limiting the maximum number of participants to 100

Live Experts & Decision Makers
Virtual Attendees
Speakers & Moderators
Hours Networking

OSS.5 – the calendar event for...

…functional safety, operational safety, system safety, testing & validation experts and ADAS/ AD level 5 executives.

Our mission:

  • Explore how AI, ML & Level 5 automation will change system safety systems & technologies
  • Discuss and evaluate current standards & regulations such as PAS 21448, UL 4600, PAS 1881 & the most anticipiated 3rd ISO 26262 edition
  • Discuss which concepts, architectures, platforms and further technical requirements are needed to reach Level 4 & 5 operational safe systems
  • Evaluate pathways from operational fail safe to operational safe systems
  • Cover the full scope of operational safe systems in Level 4 & Level 5 from the market leaders and new market players
  • Safety mechanisms and redundancy in AI driven systems – Approach new technical challenges and safety technologies which will lead to cognitive vehicles and Level 5 automated cars
  • Be an active part of the full automation and self-driving cars reality and make Level 5 happen – with operational safe systems!

Where else can you find so many projects, vehicle automation budgets and automotive safety leads under the same roof?

Get involved as a business partner as our events are a one-stop-shop opportunity to promote thought-leadership and get face-to-face with 100 key prospects. OSS.5 Europe offers the best in class opportunity to introduce yourself as a thought leader to functional safety, system safety & autonomous driving executives in the automotive industry.

OSS.5 Europe Sessions

The 2.5-day event is a unique combination of inspirational keynotes, well-moderated, interactive World Cafés, Challenge your Peers sessions, a pre-event System Safety Workshop, Icebreakers – and much more.
Be part of our exclusive platform that explores business models, case studies, actions and profitability and identify missing gaps that hide opportunities, chances and potential solutions for your technical and business challenges.
We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

AUTO.SCALE - 8 Start Ups – 8 Innovations

We are passionate about innovation in Level 5 safety and recognize the pivotal role start-ups  could play here. We understand the unique circumstances a tech start-up is faced with, and have tailored specific packages to enable the engagement of automotive start-ups at Auto Scale Start Up Lounge.

The Auto Scale Start Up Lounge is the place to do business not just vertically- with the many automotive business professionals attending the event – but also horizontally. Partnerships with other automotive businesses, OEMs, Tier 1 and suppliers will deliver additional significant value from your engagement with Auto Scale Start Up Lounge. The Auto:Scale is a great opportunity for your start-up to be noticed, be identified as market-leading, forge partnerships with organizations that are investing in the next big thing that is Level 5 Autonomy!


Not sponsors… OSS.5 Europe is a unique event in the vehicle automation world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support them to reach their targets and inspire innovation.

Position your business as a thought leader at the OSS.5 Europe and become a partner today! 

I had a great time at the conference and learned a lot. Looking forward to participating in your next conference.
Abdulla Yousuf
Great overview of what’s happening in AI for automated cars.
Wolfgang Müller
Inspiring and insightful!
Peter Lindskog
NIRA Dynamics AB
There were many chances to discuss, it was so exciting.
Takuya Furukawa
Toyota Motor Europe
It really was a great event where there was valuable technical information, great networking and collaboration from everyone!
We will surely put it on our calendar for next year!
Amine Smires
CS Canada
I enjoyed the conference indeed – very good program, a strong group of experts and useful discussions.

Looking forward to next year’s program.

Ramesh S
General Motors
Solidly organized and well-executed conference with an interesting mixture of OEMs, Tier 1/2s and research partners, which led to rich discussions.
Philipp Schnetter
Volkswagen AG
Excellent for knowledge top-up and networking.
Sagar Behere
Toyota Research Institute
Packed, interesting, and informative.
Andrew Chung
Hyundai MOBIS
To moderate a Challenge Your Peers Session at the OSS.5 Europe was a great and positive experience.
Peter Hänsel
Volkswagen AG


11 Start Ups – 11 Innovations!  

we.CONECT gives start-ups the opportunity to showcase their work and ideas and provides an excellent opportunity for start-up level companies to showcase their best safety & security features. The Auto.Scale start-up Lounge is the place to do business. Forge partnerships with other businesses, OEMs, Tier 1 and suppliers that are investing in autonomous driving!


Safety & Security, Testing & Validation, Hardware & Software

  • Safety-critical systems – how to make the step from fail-safe to fail-operational?
  • ISO 26262 – what does the 2nd edition mean for automated vehicles and how to reflect the real progression of autonomous driving innovation in its 3rd and most anticipated edition?
  • SOTIF (ISO/PAS 21448), UL 4600 & PAS 1881 – can they fill the gap in existing standards & regulations?
  • Simulation & virtual testing – how to best integrate it into the development process?
  • Safe AI – How to Integrate Functional & Operational Safety in the Context of AI, ML & Deep Neural Networks?
  • Software architectures & safety critical functions – how to deal with functional & systematic failure at software level?
  • Verification & Validation – how safe is safe enough, and how to prove it?
  • Semiconductors – what are current challenges and opportunities for safety-critical automotive systems?
  • Connectivity – how to test safety & security of V2V & V2X
  • Software architectures – how to deal with systematic failure at software level?
  • Common & continuous safety definition – How to Develop a Continuous Safety Case in Autonomous Driving?
  • Best practices – what can be learned from other industries such as aerospace & defense?
  • Cybersecurity – how to think safety & security together?

Safety & Security, Testing & Validation, Hardware & Software

  • HARA – how to develop a unified approach in the preparation of Hazard, Risk and Undesired Event Analysis?
  • Real-world testing – how to approach field testing of automated and connected driving in urban environments
  • Perception – how to use sensor simulation concepts for virtual test drives?
  • Scenarios – can we develop a common framework for self-driving vehicles?
  • E/E system concepts – can traditional vehicles be converted into fail-operational vehicles via re-design / re-mapping of components?
  • Safe Artificial intelligence – how to ensure the safety of deep learning based systems?
  • Cooperative Automated Systems – how to use risk-oriented runtime reconfiguration to increase resilience of connected AVs?
  • Public road testing – how to make it safe & efficient?
  • Map-based validation – how to improve virtual testing with 3D map data?
  • Vehicle Motion Control – how to achieve fail-operational control in different environments?

Movers & Shakers from our Smart Mobility Events

The we.CONECT Multi-Touchpoint Networking Concept

We know that networking, ideation, knowledge sharing and getting this “little detail I didn‘t know so far” is one of the most important reasons to participate in our events. To guarantee the best networking experience, various sessions have been created, tailored to your needs and curated from the industry – we call it Multi-Touchpoint Networking Concept!



Top speakers, trendsetters, and experts in the field share their personal experience.


World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Powered by AI

we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Search – Find – Match – Connect


Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.


Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.



Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.


Challenge your Peers

Parallel roundtable discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges.


Meet! OSS.5 Europe

Discover who else is participating at the OSS.5 Europe. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.


Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Taking Place at

Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin


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