Autoval - Validation methods and safety requirements for safety-related automotive electronicsNew safety functions and the increased complexity of vehicle electronics enhance the need to demonstrate dependability. Vehicle manufacturers and sub suppliers must be able to present a safety argument for the dependability of the product, correct safety requirements and suitable development methodology.
The objective of the AutoVal project is to develop a methodology for safety validation of a safety-related function (or safety-related subsystem) of a vehicle. The validation shall produce results which can be used either as a basis for a whole vehicle type approval driven by legislation, or for supporting dependability claims according to the guidelines of the manufacturer.
Haldex Brake Products AB, QRtech AB, Saab Automobile, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and Volvo Truck Corporation are partners in the project.
The AutoVal project has released three reports available for download (see "Publications", profile "Electronics and ICT"):
SP Report 2007:13
Safety requirements and validation methods for safety-related automotive electronics
Jan Jacobson SP, Andreas Söderberg SP, Lars-Åke Johansson QRtech, Henrik Lönn Volvo Technology
SP Report 2007:14
Methods for Verification and Validation of Safety
Lars Strandén SP, Andreas Söderberg SP, Jan Jacobson SP, Josef Nilsson SP
SP Report 2007:15
Model Driven Software Verification and Validation
Lars Strandén SP, Josef Nilsson SP, Henrik Lönn Volvo Technology