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MIRA Technology Institute
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This course is aimed at engineers who have practical experience in applying ISO 26262, and have some knowledge of Goal Structuring Notation (GSN), but who have no or little experience in the creation of an explicitly automotive safety argument.
ISO 26262 calls for the development of a safety case, which it defines as an “Argument that the safety requirements for an item are complete and satisfied by evidence compiled from work products of the safety activities during development”. However, it provides little practical guidance on what form such an argument might take. HORIBA MIRA has been heavily involved in an initiative by The Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) to develop a set of guidelines for the development of an automotive safety argument in the context of ISO 26262. HORIBA MIRA is now able to offer this experience and insight to external delegates ahead of the publishing of these guidelines in late 2016 or early 2017.
This course includes:
- An introduction to the origin and topic of safety cases;
- An overview of the role that safety cases play in other domains (e.g. aerospace, defence, nuclear);
- A brief recap of the safety case requirements of ISO 26262;
- A recap of the basics of the Goal Structuring Notation (GSN);
- A description of the MISRA layered argument model and its underlying theory;
- A worked example on the development of a safety argument;
- A group exercise to consider what to look for when assessing a safety argument