Validation and simulation company dSpace has announced that it has received TÜV Süd’s ISO 26262 certification for its Automotive Simulation Models (ASM) tool suite, sensor-realistic 3D environment Aurelion and user interface ModelDesk, making dSpace the world’s first provider of a fully certified tool chain for validating safety-relevant automotive functions.
TÜV Süd had previously certified both the Veos integration platform and the Simphera validation framework from the German company. It says it is now able to comprehensively support customers in the homologation of functions for driver assistance systems, autonomous driving and electromobility applications.
Users can now drive their development and approval projects for in-vehicle safety-related functions in a fully ISO 26262:2018-certified environment, for all automotive safety integrity levels (ASIL). The tool chain covers applications from the creation of complex traffic scenarios using interactive editors and various automotive real-time and physics-based sensor models, to integration tasks with virtual ECUs, as well as complete verification and validation tasks.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible and most comprehensive support for the approval of safety-relevant vehicle functions,” said Michael Peperhowe, lead product manager simulation and validation at dSpace. “The end-to-end ISO 26262 compliance of our tools relieves function managers of a great deal of work.”
The certification of ASM, Aurelion and ModelDesk enables users to fully concentrate on the development of vehicle functions and drive a SOTIF-compliant validation process. The certified tools from dSpace can be used for qualified use cases without restriction for safety argumentation which the company says can significantly accelerate the overall homologation of a vehicle function.