Functional Safety (ISO 26262)
The development of high-integrity systems within the automotive industry is characterized by demonstrating compliance with ISO® 26262, a standard for road vehicle functional safety. ISO 26262 classifies functions in automotive safety integrity levels (ASIL) from A to D – that is, from least to most stringent. OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers are adapting their ECU development processes to the international standard for ISO 26262, published in 2011.
IBM Rational DOORS and IBM Rational Rhapsody Test Conductor are qualified with TÜV SÜD qualification assessments according to ISO 26262, covering ASIL A – D applications. The qualifications are based on an application-specific verification workflows and Safety manuals. The workflow documentation, Safety Manuals TÜV SÜD certificates, and additional tools and artifacts for ISO 26262 are provided in the IBM Rational DOORS Kit for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 and the IBM Rational Rhapsody Kit for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508. In addition, the IBM Rational Test RealTime Validation suite for the aerospace standard DO-178B can be leveraged as a validation test suite to help qualify the use of Test RealTime as a validation tool for teams needing to do software unit testing and static and structural code analysis.
Key products for developing ISO 26262 applications:
- IBM Rational Test RealTime
- IBM Rational DOORS for Requirements Management
- IBM Rational Team Concert for Change & Configuration Management, Process Governance and Insight
- IBM Rational Rhapsody for Model Driven Development and Executable Requirements
- IBM Rational Quality Manager for Quality Management