Stakeholder risk acceptance definition describes which risks the different stakeholders involved are prepared to hold. The risks each stakeholder are prepared to hold and manage are important as they can significantly change the risks which have to be mitigated as part of the AS functionality, and hence the mitigation strategy.
It is often the case that the stakeholders that hold the risk are different from the stakeholders that make the decision on risk acceptability. The developers are therefore making this judgment on behalf of those who hold the risk. For instance, for an autonomous car, the risk is held by the vehicle occupants and other road users. The people who make the judgment of whether the risk associated with the autonomy is acceptable however are the automotive engineers who design and build the vehicle. It is therefore important that the basis for risk acceptance is documented and communicated.