Requirements-to-verification suite for safe and secure automotive applications

March 14, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
LDRA, (Wirral, U.K.), specialist in standards compliance, automated software verification, software code analysis, and test tools, has a new variant of its LDRA tool suite specifically tuned for automotive software quality development, verification, and ISO 26262 compliance.

The LDRA tool suite for Automotive is intended to help embedded software developers achieve ISO 26262 compliance more cost effectively by enabling traceability, automated software quality analysis, and testing throughout the software lifecycle.


Developers of ADAS; infotainment, powertrain, climate control, and body electronics applications; and autonomous vehicles now leverage a comprehensive requirements-through-verification solution to speed the development and verification process for applications requiring ASIL A, B, C or D assurance. The LDRA tool suite has been certified by TÜV SÜD and SGS-TÜV Saar for development of automotive applications under ISO 26262.


The LDRA tool suite for Automotive offers a broad set of features and benefits:

In ISO26262 compliance management, it ;

Provides intrinsic use of and traceability to ISO 26262 objectives

Offers increased transparency with lifecycle traceability

Simplifies testing and test management

Integrates with other industry-leading software development, modeling, and requirements management tools such as MathWorks Simulink, IBM Rational Rhapsody, IBM Rational DOORS Next Generation, and Polarion ALM


for Static Analysis it;

Improves software quality by analyzing code for clarity, maintainability, and testability

Ensures safer and more secure code through coding standards compliance (MISRA, High Integrity C++, Netrino, etc.)


for Dynamic Coverage Analysis it ;

Improves quality of testing through coverage analysis

Improves quality of code by analyzing and visual reporting of data and control coupling


An Automotive Security Module helps ensure secure code through security standards compliance with MISRA, CERT C, and CWE, enables vulnerability analysis through data and control coupling analysis, and simplifies robustness testing


in Automated Testing it;

Automates unit, integration, and requirements-based testing

Speeds testing through automatic test harness, test case generation, execution, and results capture

Enables and reduces cost of host and target-based testing

Facilitates regression testing


“Functional safety and security are key concerns for automotive developers and are the primary reasons behind the ISO 26262 standard and advances in security standards development,” said Ian Hennell, Operations Director,