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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

Call for proposal

ARTEMIS-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-ARTEMIS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (ARTEMIS)

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)

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 541 524,22
Address
Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Badstuebner (Mr.)
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AUSTRIA AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 379 883,42
Address
Siemensstrasse 2
9500 Villach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marlis Stifter-Lindner (Ms.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 68 602,76
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ted Kruse (Mr.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 61 076,07
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rolf Johansson (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 923,40
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Murdocco (Dr.)
AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 209 414,49
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josef Affenzeller (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 75 730,83
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sibylle Kuster (Ms.)
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 108 063,70
Address
High Tech Campus 60
5656AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Zegers (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 400
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
E-AAM DRIVELINE SYSTEMS AB

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
Nohabgatan 18E
461 29 Trollhattan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Torbjörn Norlander (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 222
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesca Maccario (Ms.)
ANSYS MEDINI TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 131 804,58
Address
Dessauer Strasse 28 29
10963 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olaf Kath (Dr.)
SYNOPSYS SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 138 051,05
Address
Rue D Arcueil 54
94150 Rungis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Marc Forey (Mr.)
TWT GMBH SCIENCE & INNOVATION
Germany
EU contribution
€ 154 553,82
Address
Ernsthaldenstrasse 17
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alice Hilscher
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 696,47
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Pialek (Ms.)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 41 107,22
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gina Alioto (Ms.)
EXIDA.COM EXCELLENCE IN DEPENDABLE AUTOMATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 141,50
Address
Birkensteinstrasse 53
83730 Fischbachau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Donzella (Mr.)
QRTECH AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 57 324,09
Address
Flojelbergsgatan 1C
431 35 Molndal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars-åke Johansson (Dr.)
RAPITA SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 123 050,11
Address
Atlas House Osbaldwick Link Road
YO10 3JB York
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Broster (Dr.)
CATENA DSP GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Huttengasse 79 5
1160 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Panis (Dr.)
IDNEO TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 36 556,97
Address
Poligono Industrial Can Mitjans Sn
08232 Vialdecavalls Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gemma Gallego Capella (Ms.)
Dizain-Sync B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 117 451,10
Address
Oostermaat 2
7623 CS Borne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirthe Weijenborg (Ms.)
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 121 273,06
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Zrim
Catena Holding BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Elektronicaweg 40
2628XG Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arjo Bleeker (Mr.)
FICO-TRIAD SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 458,35
Address
Calle Gran Via De Carlos Iii 98 5
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jordi Contreras (Mr.)