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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Testing is Not Enough

The Automotive industry relies heavily on testing and “proven in use” to help ensure the quality and safety of their products.  Because we do so much testing, the software has to be good, right?  Unfortunately there are numerous examples where testing hasn’t caught all the problems, and consumers ha...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Are your QM processes Ready for ISO 26262?

ISO 26262 compliance is rapidly becoming more important to suppliers of firmware for automotive systems. But these suppliers must also conform with other standards (such as ASPICE, ISO-TS 16949, CMMI, etc.) and with the internal processes implemented by each company. The question of how ISO 26262 fi...
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#Functional Safety

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Do Existing Safety Standards Provide Enough Support for Automated

As more and more functions for automated driving find their way into vehicles these days we have to take a look at the existing Functional Safety Standards, especially ISO 26262:2011 for Automotive. The question is, whether they provide enough guidance and cover all of the necessary aspects. For an ...
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#Functional Safety

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How Do I Test This Requirement?

“All I want for Christmas are testable requirements” sings the test engineer.  “Jingle bells, jingle bells QA missed a test” mocks the system architect.  At the holiday party, the developers and the testers vow to work closer next year to prevent escapes even though everyone knows that this system i...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

How to be Agile and Safe

Product development organizations throw around the word agile the way the Crimson Tide dismiss the majority of their college football opponents.  Sometimes, product organizations have purpose and definition regarding their agile approach, but more often than not, they are simply guessing and throwin...
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#Functional Safety #Automotive SPICE #Automotive Agile