LDRA has introduced an enhanced version of its LDRA tool suite for automotive that's designed to help customers reduce the cost, effort, and time of complying with the latest release of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard. The enhanced tool suite is designed to enable embedded developers to quickly understand the requirements of the new ISO 26262-6:2018 standard, depending on the Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) required for their application, and help ensure safe and secure automotive application development and deployment.

LDRA’s solution identifies standard requirements according to the specific ASIL and shares those requirements across the development team for further timesaving and collaboration. The LDRA tool suite reportedly enables lifecycle traceability, coding standards compliance with industry standards such as CERT and MISRA, as well as in-house coding standards. In addition, it will automate the process of testing and report generation.

Using LDRA’s enhanced tool suite, developers of ADAS, infotainment, powertrain, body electronics applications, and autonomous vehicle technology can select the ASIL A, B, C, or D assurance required by their application and understand the corresponding requirements. LDRA TBmanager, a module within the automotive tool suite, helps developers manage the workflow process and activities, understand exactly what is required of a system targeted at a specific ASIL, and automate compliance. LDRA TBmanager generates the appropriate standards objectives and enables requirements traceability, static and dynamic analysis, and automated reports for compliance with that level, and then maps LDRA tool suite capabilities to the latest release of ISO 26262. This process is meant to simplify, automate, and reduce the cost of compliance while also automating and expediting the delivery of certification evidence.