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Automation of test processes

The ever-increasing complexity of development projects combined with increasing demands on quality make intelligent, automated test processes indispensable. As a result, safety standards explicitly demand the requirements-based testing of software. This still remains a challenge for vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers, because the manual verification of test results and their comparison with software requirements is a time-intensive and error-prone task. To solve this problem, Model Engineering Solutions (MES) has developed the Assessment Framework as an integral part of its MES Test Manager® (MTest). MTest is used by leading manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive sector to safeguard their software models – for example, for ASIL-D-relevant systems such as electronic braking or active steering. MTest is based on Simulink® and is optimized for series implementation of TargetLink® and Embedded Coder®.

A system for increasing safety

The assessment framework in the latest Version 2.8 offers automated and systematic assessment of test results. Every requirement of the software under development can thus be safeguarded through an assessment as to whether it has been correctly implemented in the model and the software as a whole. Moreover, adherence to all functional requirements can be verified at once. This completely new approach enables considerably higher test coverage and eliminates contradictory requirements from the start. Potential errors are thereby avoided from the earliest possible stage.


Invitation to our webinar: The intelligent way of automating your model tests: Assessments with MES Test Manager®

MES is holding a free, in-depth webinar on test management in model-based software development using a practical example. The webinar is open to existing users and all other interested parties. The focus of the webinar will be on the automated assessment functionality available from Version 2.8. There will subsequently be an opportunity to ask questions. The webinar will be held in English on two separate dates: on June 24, 2014 from 16.00-17.00 CET and on June 25, 2014 from 10.00-11.00 CET.

About MES GmbH: Läuft die Software, fährt das Auto

Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) specializes in integrated quality assurance of embedded automotive software. MES Quality Commander® (MQC) is a dynamic management and control tool for use in software development projects, delivering key decision-making data throughout the product development lifecycle. MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) is the first choice for checking modeling guideline consistency of Simulink®, TargetLink®, and ASCET models. MES Test Manager® perfectly implements requirements-based testing in model-based development and is the optimum solution for unit testing. MES provides individual consulting and services to companies seeking to introduce or enhance their model-based development processes, to introduce new technologies such as AUTOSAR, or to fulfill standards such as ISO 26262. MES clients include major OEMs and suppliers to the automotive industry worldwide. MES is a TargetLink® Strategic Partner of dSPACE GmbH and a MathWorks and ETAS Product Partner.

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