Simulation specialist dSpace has received certification from TÜV Süd for its Simphera software solution, according to ISO 26262, a standard for safety-related systems. The software is a cloud-based simulation and validation solution, used to validate functions for autonomous driving.
As a result of the certification, automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide can now exempt Simphera from the qualification of their overall processes according to ISO 26262. This will allow them to focus on proving the functional safety of their own highly complex process chains.
Following the successful initial certification, dSpace and TÜV Süd have agreed to jointly develop a new procedure for the continuous certification of software products developed in an agile manner, according to ISO 26262. This means that new features for the validation of functions for autonomous driving can be provided in short intervals in future, quickly and safely.
“We want our customers to be able to focus on their core competencies when developing applications for autonomous driving functions, and to use dSpace’s tools with the certainty that the functions developed with them will meet the highest industry standards in terms of functional safety,” remarked Tino Schulze, EVP for Automated Driving and Software Solutions at dSpace.
Simphera is a web-based, highly scalable cloud solution which lets users perform the computation-intensive validation of functions for autonomous driving quickly and easily, while also supporting the collaboration of development teams that are distributed worldwide, as well as allowing customers to seamlessly integrate their applications. Reusable models, scenarios, tests and interfaces allow for continuous testing on software-in-the-loop (SIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) platforms.