High-availability embedded software for ECUs that meets strict ISO 26262 safety requirements has been introduced by Vector Informatik. The software ensures reliable operation and is especially suitable for autonomous driving and x-by-wire systems.
Available for Vector’s Microsar Classic embedded software, the high-availability software enables the development of safety-related systems that can detect faults and ensure the delivery of a reliable service, enabling in future the removal of the driver as the omnipresent fallback.
Microsar High Availability is designed provides a complete solution for requirements from sensor/actuator ECUs to runtime software for high-performance computers (HPCs). It can also be combined with Vector’s basic software.
Compared to existing solutions that can only detect faults, Vector reports that Microsar High Availability, together with software development processes and a safety architecture, are the basis for application software that enables a deterministic Worst Case Execution Time (WCET), which is essential for demanding autonomous driving applications.
Dr Matthias Traub, director of embedded software and systems at Vector, said, “Our basic software meets the most demanding requirements of fully self-driving vehicles, x-by-wire applications, and other mission-critical applications outside the automotive industry. We offer our customers an already available solution for the reliable operation of increasingly complex systems, particularly in the software-defined vehicle.”