Is Ignorance Really Bliss?
However, the word “voluntary” has some feeling of electiveness to it. It makes me think this response isn’t rewarding enough,…
Development Interface Agreement: The Key to a Successful Functional Safety Program
A mutually understood and agreed upon Development Interface Agreement will provide both the customer and supplier the necessary information to…
Autonomous Vehicles: The Road Less Traveled
President Obama wrote in an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Right now, too many people die on our roads –…
Random Failure vs. Systematic Failure: Through the Looking Glass
Put more simply, systematic failures are mistakes or oversights in the design. A systematic failure is caused by human error….
Introducing Functional Safety into Teaching Curriculum
Functional safety is an engineering process that emphasizes on safe design and operation of systems and components in order to…
Methods to Navigate the Complex Landscape of Embedded Software
I’ll be presenting on this topic at the upcoming medini analyze User Conference scheduled to be held in Troy, MI on…
Safety is the Responsibility of the Engineer
Aside from questioning the mementos he chooses to capture as part of a family outing, I had to comment, as…
Software Safety Analysis: An Overview
In Part 4 and Part 5, clauses 4.7 and 5.7 respectively, the ISO 26262 standard requires engineers to perform safety…
How can we specify safety-critical time intervals?
So what does the ISO 26262 standard say? Part 1, 1.44 defines FRTI as, “time-span from the detection of a…