Functional Safety Extensions to Automotive SPICE According to ISO 26262

  • Per Johannessen
  • Öjvind Halonen
  • Ola Örsmark
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 155)


The automotive industry is currently focused on feature development to deliver green, safe and connected vehicles. Implementations of these features increase both complexity and function integration in software as well as in electronic hardware. In order to maintain safety in vehicles due to this more complex and integrated environment, the upcoming ISO 26262 functional safety standard will give support. The automotive manufacturers who develop safety related functionality could benefit from using this new ISO standard to address functional safety. One requirement of ISO 26262 is to assess the capability of the development process used to comply with the standard. This paper describes an approach to extend ISO/IEC 15504 and Automotive SPICE to fulfill this ISO 26262 requirement for both software and hardware development. The functional safety extensions can be used together with Automotive SPICE for process assessments of functional safety in the automotive industry.


Automotive SPICE DFEA2020 Functional Safety ISO/IEC 15504 ISO 26262 Safety Assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Per Johannessen
    • 1
  • Öjvind Halonen
    • 2
  • Ola Örsmark
    • 1
  1. 1.Volvo Car CorporationSweden
  2. 2.EIS by SemconSweden

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