Functional safety process development

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Customer: Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry

Market: On-highway Pass. cars & trucks and Off-highway - Global

BRACE execution: Functional Safety Competence Cluster with assistence of the Process & Toolchain competence cluster

Location: BRACE offices & Customer offices

For a driveline supplier that is active in a large variety of fields BRACE has performed process development in Functional Safety. The process had to be capable of handling: - Compliance with standards as IEC 61508, IEC 62062, ISO 26262, ISO 13849, ISO (DIS) 25119 and ISO 15998 - Integration of development/improvement processes such as CMMI and A-Spice to service complete system development - System Engineering (SysML) and Model Based Design capable - Guideline development (Functional Concept, Functional Safety Concept, Technical Safety Concept, Configuration management, etc.)

BRACE took in a lot of the current processes and ways of working of engineers to keep the impact as low as possible and make the new process a logical step. BRACE developed the process and setup guidelines and training to make the developers aware of the need and why the process was designed this way.

When BRACE develops processes we pay a great amount of detail to understanding how the stakeholders and users of the process work now. We do not want to sell anyone a "one-size-fits-all" process that would require people to change their ways. Also standards of processes never have a perfect fit to the organisation and therefore even the standards allow some customization. BRACE understands how to merge existing processes with the requirements of the standards and BRACE understands not only the letter of the standard but also the intent.

In a follow-up BRACE supports the customer in researching how variability can be coped with in Functional Safety processes. In researching specific tooling and a demonstrator project are being developed.