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ENABLE-S3 2016-2019: European Initiative to Enable Validation for Highly Automated Safe and Secure Systems


Funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 program
Project partners: AVL GmbH, DENSO Automotive Deutschland GmbH, German Aerospace Center, IBM Ireland Ltd., Philips Medical Systems Nederland B.V., Siemens AG, Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH, among others.
Lead partner: Sarah Woywod, AVL List GmbH


Highly automated and autonomous systems in various sectors (automotive, aerospace, rail, maritime, health care, and agriculture) are all facing the same challenges. Growing complexity and the need to consider multiple conceivable environmental scenarios play an especially large role here. The goal of ENABLE-S3 was to build and work on a use case highway pilot and, consequently, establish cost-effective virtual and semi-virtual V & V platforms and methods for autonomous cyber-physical systems (ACPS) that could be applied across many domains. In order to significantly reduce verification and validation time and, at the same time, obtain test validity for the required high operating area, enhanced functional, safety, and safety testing methods were developed. The MES Test Manager® (MTest) served as the primary co-simulation platform during the project.