Model-Based Software Technology Providing Safer Automotive Development and High Quality 2004-01-0271
Using modeling tools to simulate the behavior of a system before developing the corresponding product(s), is now becoming a common approach for the automotive industry, but many challenges remain. In particular, one has to make sure that:
the input requirements are the actual need of the customer.
the functional model meets the actual requirements, so that it can become the functional reference
the same test scenarios are applied both on the model and on the final product, allowing a clear comparison between both results and providing an important improvement in the validation process and in the supplier-customer relationship.
This paper explains the innovative approach that has been developed to meet the challenges described above. The corresponding VALEO model-based development process is based on Statemate, Rhapsody in Micro C and in-house tools.