Please Note: This event has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.
This presentation, hosted by the UK Rational User Group and IBM Rational solutions for Automotive, brings together a number of speakers from the Automotive industry and IBM, to present and share expertise on topics related to the Automotive industry and the challenges faced by software and systems delivery teams.
The agenda is detailed below, not only provides a solutions update from IBM Rational, but also an introduction to Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), and a presentation about ISO26262 compliance in software delivery.
We will also be capturing interest in the opportunity to have a tour of the WMG site, learn about the facilities, and the automotive research conducted.
Please note that the event runs from 14:00 to 15:30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)(If you are not signed-in to this site, you may see the times shown as 08:00 to 09:30, which is the default US timezone.)
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Everyone in the worldwide RUC community and beyond is welcome to attend
Julian HolmesUK RUG Leader
UK RUG - 27th September, 2012 - 14:00 to 15:30
14:00-14:05 - Julian Holmes - UK RUG WelcomeA short introduction to the group, plus future plans for the UK RUG.
14:05-14:20 - Anthony Kesterton, IBM Rational - Rational UpdateDiscover what's been happening in the world of IBM Rational, recent events, product announcements, and some insights the future of Rational's solutions. Anthony will probably include some of his passion for the Bloodhound SSC project in there too!
14:20-14:40 - Dr Alex Attridge, WMG - An Introduction to the WMGA chance to learn more about this Automotive research facility, with a focus on the Vehicle Energy Facility and the Visualisation Suite, which are both key facilities within the Catapult project.
"The Vehicle Energy Facility (VEF), launched in February 2011, is a state-of-the-art research and test facility capable of testing whole hybrid vehicle powertrains, components and subsystems. The facility is part of the collaborative Birmingham Science City Energy Efficiency and Demand project, funded by Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund. The facility allows OEMs, suppliers and researchers accurate and repeatable assessment of existing and emerging technologies. The facility is able to test any hybrid vehicle architecture and can aid objective assessment of driveability using real/virtual components through hardware-in-loop (HiL)."
"The Immersive Visualisation Suite is run by the Product Evaluation Technologies Group and includes a 4K resolution 3D rear projection Powerwall, which is the highest resolution 3D system in the UK. Utilising Autodesk Showcase software, the level of photorealism and interaction produced allows companies to make confident and effective design decisions based on digital data sets, early in the product development process. The facility also includes active head and hand tracking for real time interactive Virtual Reality."
14:40-15:30 - Dr Graham Bleakley, IBM Rational - Model Based approaches and tool pre-qualification for ISO/FDIS 26262 Compliance in Safety-critical Software development ISO/FDIS 26262 (derived from IEC 61508), is the latest functional safety standard for automotive describing how to manage the safety lifecycle. This session describes a model-based lifecycle approach to ISO 26262 compliance governed by Rational Team Concert and using process content managed by Rational Method Composer. Users are guided through the process and managers get an overview of the project progress, while engineers can learn on the job. A key element of compliance relates to the reliability of the software tools used to develop safety critical software. For each tool used to develop and test software, a use case based risk assessment must be performed and the tool may require qualification to provide confidence that it does not add additional risk into a development process. This is not only applicable to ISO 26262 but also IEC 61508. The session uses Rational Test Conductor as a concrete example of how users can benefit from tool pre-qualification performed by a tool vendor.