TRW Automotive Selects VectorCAST Embedded Software Testing Solutions for ISO 26262 Compliance

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Global leader in automotive safety systems uses VectorCAST for embedded software testing of its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system

The TRW EPB is a state of the art park brake system with a huge amount of comfort- and safety-functions. Its technology goes well beyond the simple functionality of holding a vehicle in a parked position.

Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software testing solutions for safety-critical embedded systems, announced today that TRW Automotive has selected VectorCAST for automated unit, integration, and regression testing on its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system.

A world leader in automotive electronic braking systems, TRW Automotive (TRW) was first-to-market with its Electric Park Brake (EPB) on a mass production vehicle in 2001. Today, there are more than 15 million TRW EPB calipers on the world’s roadways.

"The TRW EPB is a state of the art park brake system with a huge amount of comfort- and safety-functions. Its technology goes well beyond the simple functionality of holding a vehicle in a parked position. We are able to provide this as a stand-alone solution or integrated, for example in an Electronic Stability Control System”, stated Gundolf Schmidt, Chief Engineer EPB Software System Development, Germany.

TRW engineers use VectorCAST/C++, VectorCAST/Manage, and VectorCAST/Cover to detect defects early in the development cycle and assure the highest level of software quality. The VectorCAST solution provides TRW’s development team with the necessary tools and process support for compliance with ISO 26262.

“Competition in the automotive industry is becoming more and more challenging. Successful companies must constantly innovate and are continually introducing new features with greater complexity in embedded vehicle systems, such as electronic braking systems”, stated William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer at Vector Software. “Companies implementing the new ISO 26262 standard for functional safety in road vehicles will have a major advantage in the industry.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of innovative software testing solutions for safety and mission critical embedded applications. Vector Software’s VectorCAST line of products, automate and manage the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing. VectorCAST supports the C, C++, and Ada programming languages. Vector Software also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. To learn more, visit Vector Software at http://www.vectorcast.com

VectorCAST Product Family

  •     VectorCAST/C++
  •     VectorCAST/Ada
  •     VectorCAST/RSP
  •     VectorCAST/Cover
  •     VectorCAST/Manage
  •     VectorCAST/Requirements Gateway
  •     Modified Condition / Decision Coverage (MC/DC) module
  •     DO-178B, FDA, and IEC 61508 / ISO 26262 Qualification Packages

About TRW
With 2010 sales of $14.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 26 countries and employs over 60,000 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated. TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at http://www.trw.com.

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