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 of vital importance, and are consequently a fundamental concern for 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 equipment suppliers and OEMs.
These standards in general stipulate:
- the need for transparency on requirements
- clear documentation and
- effective development methods and processes.
Intland’s Automotive ISO 26262 Template helps reduce the effort, time, and cost requirements of ensuring all the above, and therefore can greatly simplify compliance with automotive industry regulations and standards. codeBeamer ALM has obtained a “Trusted Tool” Certification for IEC 61508 and Automotive ISO 26262 Compliance by TÜV NORD. This qualification provides assurance that specific features of codeBeamer meet critical functional safety requirements as per the guidelines of the general safety standard IEC 61508, and its derivative ISO 26262 for automotive systems development.