ALM for Automotive Software Development
Compliance with ISO 26262, IEC 61508 Automotive SPICE, CMMI and more
Automotive embedded devices and software developers today have to cope with the increasing complexity of their products, and that of the entire development lifecycle. More and more systems and features in road vehicles are reliant on embedded electronics and software. With a new modern car featuring more than 100,000,000 lines of code, the chance of system failures and other hazards (in certain cases leading to recalls in the automotive market) is on the increase, resulting in more and more stringent safety regulations.
In such a highly regulated safety-critical environment, safety and reliability are critical, and are consequently the main concern of developers in the automotive field.
Relevant regulations and guidelines include IEC 61508, ISO 26262, ISO 15504 (SPICE), and CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) for vehicle software and device developers.
These standards in general stipulate:
- the need for transparency on requirements
- clear documentation and
- effective development methods and processes.