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Verification and Testing to Support Functional Safety Standards

Verification and Testing to Support Functional Safety Standards

Objective

New safety standards, such as ISO 26262, present a challenge for companies producing safety-relevant embedded systems. Safety verification today is often ad-hoc and manual; it is done differently for digital and analogue, hardware and software.

The VeTeSS project will develop standardized tools and methods for verification of the robustness of safety-relevant systems, particularly against transient common-cause faults. Bringing together partners from every part of the supply chain, VeTeSS will develop automated, quantitative processes usable at all stages of development. These will provide standardized data from verification for safety standards qualification. Development costs and time to market will be reduced, even with the increasing complexity of embedded systems and software.

European industry will benefit from vendors being able to supply standard components for multiple applications, rather than products designed to a specific customer’s requirements. To test these as “safety elements out of context”, assumptions must be made about the environment in which they will be used. A standardized, evidence-based verification process will enable this reuse of components in different applications.

The focus of VeTeSS is the strategically important automotive market. There are other industries with similar requirements and we will actively engage with those to share knowledge and disseminate results. The proposed developments are relevant to conventional vehicles as well as to new electric/hybrid vehicles. The safety of the latter needs to be proven to allow wider adoption, which will in turn be an important contribution to carbon emissions reduction.

The results of the project will improve the competitiveness of the European embedded hardware and software industry. It will improve the safety, quality and reliability of products and enabling innovative technologies to increase road user safety. It will also benefit society by reducing accidents and related costs.

1. Approved by ARTEMIS-JU on 22/02/2012.
2. Updates approved for JUGA amendment No.1 by ARTEMIS-JU on 29/04/2013
3. Updates approved for JUGA amendment No.2 by ARTEMIS-JU on 8 May 2014, finally approved by ECSEL-JU on 21/11/2014

Coordinator

Infineon Technologies UK Ltd

Address

Infineon House, Great Western Court, Hunts Ground Rd
Bs34 8hp Bristol

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 230 460

Administrative Contact

Steve Neill (Mr.)

Participants (25)

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INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 541 524,22

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 379 883,42

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 68 602,76

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 61 076,07

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 111 923,40

AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 209 414,49

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 75 730,83

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 108 063,70

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 200 400

E-AAM DRIVELINE SYSTEMS AB

Sweden

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 111 222

ANSYS MEDINI TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 131 804,58

SYNOPSYS SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 138 051,05

TWT GMBH SCIENCE & INNOVATION

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 154 553,82

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 105 696,47

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 41 107,22

EXIDA.COM EXCELLENCE IN DEPENDABLE AUTOMATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 29 141,50

QRTECH AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 57 324,09

RAPITA SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 123 050,11

CATENA DSP GMBH

Austria

IDNEO TECHNOLOGIES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 36 556,97

Dizain-Sync B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 117 451,10

Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 121 273,06

Catena Holding BV

Netherlands

FICO-TRIAD SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 7 458,35

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 295311

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2015

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 18 932 749,80

  • EU contribution

    € 3 161 769,21

Coordinated by:

Infineon Technologies UK Ltd

United Kingdom