This document establishes methods for characterizing the robustness of vehicle electronic modules to certain electrical and temperature environmental stresses using methods designed to address the deficiencies inherent in other commonly used validation methods.
Typical Qualification testing can produce "feel good" results ("test for success") but does not generate
enough information to ensure that the product is truly acceptable. Other types of validation tests are
required to address issues that result from complex dynamic interactions of hardware-software, timing,
throughput, electrical excursions, extreme operation, system interactions and interfaces.