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MES Test Center – A boost for automated testing

Hartmut Lackner Takes Over as Manager of MES Test Center as of April 1, 2016.

MES Test Center is one of the three pillars of Berlin-based software specialists Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES). Along with MES Quality Tools and MES Academy, it constitutes the competence center for quality assurance of model-based software. MES Test Center offers services for quality assurance of safety-critical software in embedded systems, especially in the automotive industry. These cover all steps of requirements management, from setting up test specifications, through automated test evaluations, to quality monitoring, with a particular focus on testing large software models. Dr. Hartmut Lackner has taken over as head of MES Test Center on April 1, 2016.

Hartmut Lackner, an expert in automated test processes

Dr. Hartmut Lackner is manager of MES Test Center since April 1, 2016. His motto: “Life is too short for manual testing”, indicates his commitment to automated testing. After studying computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, he worked at Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS) as staff member and manager of industrial research projects involving model-based test methods from 2009. Until 2016, during his PhD, he specialized in model-based testing of multi-variant systems. As head of MES Test Center, he drives the development of testing complex software models.

MES Test Center: experts of testing large, multi-variant software models

Testing multi-variant software models is a major challenge of software testing, reflected in the agony of selecting the right configuration when purchasing a vehicle – from infotainment to steering, every detail requires careful decisions. In the same way, each variant on offer must be adequately tested to ensure that there are no functional errors between various components. For this purpose, MES Test Center now provides new methods of sample selection and test automation. In addition, OEMs and suppliers benefit by further advantages of working with MES Test Center, such as clearly defined interfaces to experienced test managers, external reviews of system requirements, and continuous quality monitoring. Customers can also rely on the experience and expertise of ISTQB-certified testers who test all relevant safety-critical systems efficiently.

About MES: Läuft die Software, fährt das Auto

Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) is the competence center for model-based software in the car. Structured along three main areas, (1) MES Quality Tools, (2) MES Test Center, and (3) MES Academy, MES offers ideal support for integrated quality assurance. The MES Quality Tools are software tools to achieve highest quality. MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) is the first-choice solution for checking modeling guidelines. The MES Test Manager® perfectly implements requirements-based unit testing in model-based development. MES Quality Commander® (MQC) evaluates the quality and product-readiness of your software and delivers key decision-making data throughout the product development lifecycle. The MES Test Center includes testing services from requirements management, through setting up test specifications, and automated test evaluation, to quality monitoring. The MES Academy provides training workshops and seminars and supports customers seeking to introduce or enhance their model-based development processes, new technologies such as AUTOSAR, or to fulfill standards such as ISO 26262 with individual consulting and services. 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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