We have provided guidance on how to systematically integrate safety assurance into the development of an autonomous system (AS). A primary outcome of this integration is an explicit and structured safety case. More specifically, SACE offers a set of argument patterns, and the underlying assurance activities, that can be instantiated and specialised in order to develop the safety case for the AS.
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When using this guidance it is recommended that the reader is aware of other sources of complementary guidance on best practice for the safety of autonomous systems such as UL4000  or SCSC‐153B .
Throughout the guidance, the use of ”shall” indicates a required element of the guidance. Information marked as a “NOTE” or “EXAMPLE” is only used for clarification of the associated activities. A "NOTE” provides additional information, for clarification or advice purposes. An “EXAMPLE” is used to illustrate a particular point that is specific to a domain or technology. An example presented in the guidance is not meant to be exhaustive. Planned case studies and future experiments will provide fuller examples.