Special Issue Paper
Automotive and medical: can we learn from each other?
Version of Record online: 23 SEP 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
Special Issue: Selected Industrial Experience Papers of EuroSPI 2010
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 373–379, April 2013
How to Cite
Kramer, A. (2013), Automotive and medical: can we learn from each other?. J. Softw. Evol. and Proc., 25: 373–379. doi: 10.1002/smr.573
- Issue online: 17 APR 2013
- Version of Record online: 23 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Received: 28 JUL 2011
- ISO 26262;
- IEC 62304;
- ISO 14971;
- ISO 13485;
In this paper, we present an analysis of the new standard ISO 26262 for the automotive industry. We compare this standard to existing regulations of another safety-critical domain, that is, the medical device industry. As can be expected, a large number of activities coincide, because they simply correspond to common best practices that can also be found, for example, in ISO/IEC 15504. However, some interesting differences can be observed both in philosophy and in wording that make cross-domain communication complicated. This paper is intended to encourage the exchange of experiences and methods between the two domains that are driven by the same concern, that is, the user's safety. We point out the most striking similarities and differences and translate from one domain to the other. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.