Meeting Safety Standards in Software-Intensive Autos

There has been an explosion of innovation in the automotive industry in recent years in almost all areas, from hybrid-electric technology to advanced safety systems and web-connected infotainment. This technological advance is driven by an exponential increase in the use of software, which has resulted in overwhelming complexity in the interaction and integration of mechanical, electrical/electronic and software systems, introducing significant risk of systematic and random failure and potential for human harm.

As it is widely accepted that improved process quality results in better product quality, it can also be asserted that safer development processes—such as those that focus on and provide guidance for the prevention of systematic and random failures—result in safer products.

Read the full article from Automotive Electronics News.

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