E/E development tool covers hazard and risk analysis

January 23, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Automotive development tool vendor Vector Informatik has launched version 5.0 of its PREEvision automotive electronics development platform. The release addresses many aspects not considered in earlier versions. Examples are requirements management, hazard and risk analysis according to ISO26262 requirements, Autosar support and life cycle management.

The PREEvision platform has been developed and sold by software company Aquintos - until vector took over the company. Vector then combined its own eASEE software offering with the much more powerful PREEvision platform; Aquintos is now a wholly-owned Vector subsidiary.

The increase in efficiency realized by PREEvision 5.0 is based on rapid conceptualization and evaluation of E/E architecture alternatives over the technical layers of geometry, electrical system, power supply, networking, communication and functional distribution. Extended editing and display options in requirements management support traceability of requirements within the E/E architecture – from the logical architecture to the software and hardware architecture. It is just as simple to manage requirements for variants. The performance of ISO 26262 compliant functional safety analysis in PREEvision makes it possible to introduce and check safety goals at an early stage in the development process.

By means of the PREEvision collaboration platform, model-based systems engineering for teams with distributed responsibilities can be realized. The concept of shared data storage – which was taken from the eASEE Automotive Solution and further refined – bridges the gaps between tool boundaries and enables quick access to all engineering data in architecture and production development. Other features of the new version include Simulink integration and file management.

For more information, visit www.vector.com/preevision_en