doi: 10.7873/DATE.2015.0177

Systematic Application of ISO 26262 on a SEooC - Support by Applying a Systematic Reuse Approach

Alejandra Ruiz1, Alberto Melzi2 and Tim Kelly3

1ICT–European Software Institute Division, Tecnalia, Derio, Spain.

2Vehicle Research & Innovation, Centro Ricerche FIAT, Turin, Italy.

3Department of Computer Science, University of York, U.K.


The automotive domain is undergoing significant transformation. The fully electric vehicle is playing a role in updating the electronic systems on the car. Systems such as electric parking are emerging. The entrance of ISO 26262 [1] functional safety standard has impacted automotive design and assurance practice. ISO 26262 includes the concept of a Safety Element out of Context (SEooC). However, it lacks a systematic process regarding the implementation of the SEooC concept. In this paper we present our experience of the application of the SEooC concept from ISO 26262 to an electric parking system. We describe a systematic approach that takes into account the needs for a safe reuse of system elements into the whole vehicle context.

Keywords: ISO 26262, SEooC, Reuse, Composition, Safety.

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