VISEE- Verification of ISO 26262
Software requirements in safety critical EE-systems

Research area: Requirements Engineering

The objective of the project is to develop cost-effective ISO 26262 requirements validation through the use of statistical models and optimal defect injection during simulations combined with testing.‚Äč

The safety of road vehicles is improved by active safety systems through advanced embedded systems where software plays the key role. At the same time the increasing complexity of the corresponding systems and software requires new methods and tools in order to drastically increase performance of safety systems without compromising the cost of developing them. The new ISO 26262 provides requirements and high-level guidelines for functional safety, but these are not detailed enough to ensure cost-effective industrial adoption and argumentation towards fulfilment of safety goals at the level of the complete electric system (today done only at the level of groups of functions).


Establish ISO26262 requirements validation by providing statistical evidence for assessment of safety goals of the complete electrical system.
Improve efficiency of development and verification of active safety systems by guidelines and methodology for verification complementing the ISO 26262 by describing how to efficiently combine simulation and testing.


  • Volvo Car Corporation
  • University of Gothenburg


  • Miroslaw Staron
    Associate professor at the Software Engineering division, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Rakesh Rana
    PhD student in Software Engineering division at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.


Vinnova FFI