An Introduction to the Model-based Development Process for Application Software at Plastic Omnium

Plastic Omnium Auto Inergy Division is the world’s leading supplier of plastic fuel and depollution systems for light vehicles.

Model-based methods have been actively used from research to development programs within Auto Inergy Division for many years: from control systems design and simulation, rapid prototyping to validation of functional requirements for ECU development subcontracted to Tier 2 suppliers.

The introduction of standardized automotive software platforms (e.g. AUTOSAR) with a clear split between functional and base software as well as the availability of production-ready modeling and code generation tools (MATLAB/Simulink, Embedded Coder, or TargetLink) provided an opportunity to introduce a model-based software process at Plastic Omnium and extend the innovation-driven culture of the company to a new field of software.

To address quality assurance and safety requirements specific to software product development, Plastic Omnium has worked with MES to define a tailored model-based development process for application software in concordance with ISO 26262 and Automotive SPICE 3 while taking into consideration the existing processes and roles.

This presentation discusses the challenges encountered, results, lessons learned, and future prospects for defining the model-based software development process at Plastic Omnium's Auto Inergy Division.


Benone Dorneanu

Benone Dorneanu (Plastic Omnium)

Benone Dorneanu is Software Group Leader & Senior Expert at Plastic Omnium’s Auto Inergy Division. He joined Plastic Omnium in 2011 and has led the introduction of embedded software development within the Mechatronics Research & Innovation Department to support the group’s innovation roadmap. Prior to this, he worked in software development within the automotive, semiconductor, and defense fields at Continental, Freescale, Valeo, and FN Herstal. Benone Dorneanu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering from the Technical University of Iasi and a Master’s Degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Sibiu.