AUTOSAR 4.2.1 to appear with SESAMO-based safety extensions

One of the AUTOSAR goals was to make it easier to develop safety-related functionality by providing safety building blocks and their precise specification. However, until recently, the integration of those building blocks was not supported by AUTOSAR methodology at all. Thanks to the SESAMO partner ikv, AUTOSAR 4.2.1 (due end of 2014) will specify so called Safety Extensions. They allow to describe and exchange a part of a safety concept in a standardized form by means of AUTOSAR templates. The templates can contain tractability information about safety-related elements and the safety requirements, declaration of safety building blocks that are applied to mitigate effects of faults etc. The same approach will work for security as well and it is planned to initiate such an initiative in AUTOSAR.

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