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Towards Efficient Functional Safety Certification of Construction Machinery using a Component-based Approach


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Product LinE Approaches in Software Engineering 2012




Electronic systems in the automotive domain implement safety critical functionality in vehicles and the safety certification process according to a functional safety standard is time consuming and a big part of the expenses of a development project. We describe the functional safety certification of electronic automotive systems by presenting a use case from the construction equipment industry. In this context, we highlight some of the major challenges we foresee, while using a product-line approach to achieve efficient functional safety certification of vehicle variants. We further elaborate on the impact of functional safety certification when applying the component-based approach on developing safety critical product variants and discuss the implications by cost modeling and analysis.


author = {Stephan Baumgart and Joakim Fr{\"o}berg and Sasikumar Punnekkat},
title = {Towards Efficient Functional Safety Certification of Construction Machinery using a Component-based Approach},
month = {June},
year = {2012},
booktitle = {34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)- PLEASE Workshop},
publisher = {IEEE},
url = {}