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ISO 26262 and HMI ( Vortrag )

Safety-critical HMI for the Automotive Industry

Referent: Andreas Lindenthal, Luxoft
Vortragsreihe: Automotive
Zeit: 01.12.16 15:35-16:15
Co-Referenten: no co-autors




Analyse & Design, Sichere Software, Echtzeit/RTOS






Today, the analog instrument clusters are replaced with digital instrument clusters and the HMI has the main role for the interface between driver and vehicle. The HMI is divided into two categories, safety and non-safety critical. The safety critical HMI can be usually found on the instrument cluster. The safety critical HMI and non-safety critical HMI are rendered through separate rendering paths. Mechanisms to ensure the “Freedom from Interference” and the integrity of safety relevant HMI are part of the graphics rendering software. The graphics engine is scalable on low-end platforms with limited hardware capabilities and on high-end platforms which can render complex HMI. For low-end platforms is used a minimal graphics engine which is capable of rendering safety critical HMI and basic 2D HMI. The high-end platforms could be hardware clusters or SoCs3 and can run simultaneous multiple operating systems and multiple instances of the engine (2D/3D HMI and safety critical HMI).


In this presentation, a concept to render safety critical HMI that is able to achieve ASIL B, according to ISO 26262 is presented. The inability of the instrument cluster to provide to the driver the correct information, about critical operation of the vehicle, due to electrical/electronic malfunctions can lead to accidents. To ensure the absence of these unreasonable risks, the systems that handle the safety critical HMI shall be developed according to ISO 26262.

Nutzen und Besonderheiten

The future of infotainment systems from a vehicle is heading to a new era. The analog instrument clusters are replaced by digital instrument clusters and the whole infotainment system from a vehicle becomes more complex. The HMI (Human Machine Interface) is having the main role for the interface between driver and vehicle. The participants can learn about the new technologies and the concepts used to create a safe HMI that can replace the analog instruments used to display information to the driver which were present in the vehicle until now.

Über den Referenten

Andreas Lindenthal has a 20+ years of Automotive expertise and now serves as the Technical director at Luxoft Automotive. Andreas is a long standing member in the GENIVI Sys-Arch group. He worked for different OEMs and Tier-1 on System Architectures, with extensive experience managing architecture-teams in distributed global environments. Latest published articles :