Press Release Optimization of core processes in the manufacturing industry: research project started for application-oriented traceability in the development of embedded systems

Joachim Caspar | 29.04.2013

After two projects in Software-Spitzencluster and the project “SignalTracing”, the collaborative project “opTRAC” started on March 1, 2013 for CONWEAVER. Its aim is to improve the traceability of changes in the design of embedded systems.

“In the automotive sector, faulty components again and again cause recalls. This highlights the importance of carefully examining existing developmental tools and processes as well as of further developing IT tools and methods to support daily workflows. First, there are potential cost savings because recalls are expensive and may be prevented through superior development tools. On the other hand, and this is more important, the main focus has to be to avoid accidents from the start: through more transparent configuration of design processes regarding safety-critical vehicle components.”

Joachim Caspar, CONWEAVER GmbH


The “opTRAC - application-oriented traceability in the development of embedded systems according to ISO 26262” project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the ”KMU-Innovativ“ initiative, has a project duration of two and a half years and totals EUR 1.8 million. The members of the consortium are the 3 companies InMediasP GmbH, CONWEAVER GmbH and GITTA mbH, plus the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK).

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