Combined model checking and testing create confidence-a case on commercial automotive operating system

Toshiaki Aoki*, Makoto Satoh, Mitsuhiro Tani, Kenro Yatake, Tomoji Kishi

*Corresponding author for this work

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The safety and reliability of automotive systems are becoming a big concern in our daily life. Recently, a functional safety standard which specializes in automotive systems has been proposed by the ISO. In addition, electrical throttle systems have been inspected by NHTSA and NASA due to the unintended acceleration problems of Toyota's cars. In light of such recent circumstances, we are researching practical applications of formal methods to ensure the high quality of automotive operating systems. An operating system which we focus on is the one conforming to the OSEK/VDX standard. This chapter shows a case study where model checking is applied to a commercial automotive operating system. In this case study, the model checking is combined with testing in order to efficiently and effectively verify the operating system. As a result, we gained the confidence that the quality of the operating system is very high.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber-Physical System Design from an Architecture Analysis Viewpoint
Subtitle of host publicationCommunications of NII Shonan Meetings
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789811044366
ISBN (Print)9789811044359
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 10


  • Automotive systems
  • Model checking
  • Operating systems
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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