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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Defining a Software Unit

When striving for compliance with the automotive standards ISO 26262 and Automotive SPICE, a smart approach to better software component quality is to set a common definition of a software unit. Unfortunately, neither standard provides much guidance. Companies striving to comply with these standards...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Important Functional Safety Words - Red Lights and Alarms

When reviewing an RFQ for new business, it is important to search for two key phrases. These phrases should set off red lights and alarm bells, especially if no supporting analysis is overtly provided by your customer in the RFQ package to clarify them. They are:
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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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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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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