The use of software-intensive electronic controls in passenger and other road vehicles is rapidly evolving
from a configuration of individual components to a system of systems with complex interactions and
interdependencies. CSL understands that sources of safety risk associated with these technical advances
is not limited to the failure of individual components but may also arise from unforeseen interactions
between “correct” behaviors of individual components.
CSL was a member of international working group ISO TC22/SC3/WG16 that developed
ISO 26262 (Road Vehicles - Functional Safety). Since 2006, CSL has worked closely with one of the world's
largest automakers contributing to the development of safety concepts for very advanced software-intensive
systems for autonomous vehicles that control braking, propulsion and steering that be will incorporated into production vehicles over
the next decade. J. Joyce of CSL is one of the inventors named in the following US Patents:
US8618922 B2 - "Method And System For Ensuring Operation Of Limited-Ability Autonomous Driving Vehicles"
US 9244460 B2 - "Methods and apparatus for isolating safety functions in a motion control system for a vehicle"
US Patent Application US 20140277608 A1 - "Fault Tolerent Control System"
Typical client needs
- Hazard analysis and specification of high level safety goals
- Risk assessment and ASIL determination
- Specification of functional safety requirements
- System design and architecture
- Verification and validation strategies
- Human factors engineering
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