SafeAdapt - Safe Adaptative Software for Fully Electric Vehicle


The main idea of SafeAdapt is to develop novel architecture concepts based on adaptation to address the needs of a new E/E architecture for FEVs regarding safety, reliability and cost-efficiency. This will reduce the complexity of the system and the interactions by generic, system-wide fault and adaptation handling. It also enables extended reliability despite failures, improvements of active safety, and optimized resources. This is especially important for increasing reliability and efficiency regarding energy consumption, costs and design simplicity.
SafeAdapt follows a holistic approach for building adaptable systems in safety-critical environments that comprises methods, tools, and building blocks for safe adaptation. This also includes certification support of safety-critical systems in the e-vehicle domain. The SafeAdapt approach also considers functional safety with respect to the ISO 26262 standard.

  • Skills/Topics:

    • safety
    • certification
    • ISO 26262
    • automotive
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany) (Coordinator)
TTTech Computertechnik AG (Austria)
Fico Mirrors S.A. (Spain)
Fundación Tecnalia (Spain)
Commissariat á l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) LIST (France)
Siemens AG Corporate Technology SIE (Germany)
Pininfarina SPA PIN (Italy)
Duracar Holding B.V. DUR (Netherlands)
AWEFLEX Systems B.V. AWE (Netherlands)


Our Role
Capacities from two different business divisions of Tecnalia are integrated and combined in SafeAdapt project. The ICT-ESI division is the specialized division in the development of methods, techniques and tools to support ICT companies in their product development processes, especially for those safety-critical sectors where regulations and normative are important. The Transport division is specialized in ECU design, model development, ECU implementation and V&V process and integration in FEV such as owned Dynacar platform. Tecnalia is leading the definition of runtime scenarios that will be implemented to demonstrate the benefits of the new concepts developed in SafeAdapt. We also contribute to a safety-oriented design for the specification of the Safe Adaptation Platform Core, including the safety requirement analysis, the hazard analysis and risk assessment. Tecnalia will provide a set of design and validation techniques that covers the design lifecycle and management of V&V. The long experience in early V&V tools using Dynacar platform, supporting Model-in-the-Loop, Software-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-Loop, will be the basis for the collaboration with prototype developers to validate the models and implementations.