CPAC Systems is a fast-growing and profitable company within the Volvo Group. We are passionate about turning advanced technology into industrialized solutions for our end customers. Working with system integration in safety critical control systems, we have a proven track record of developing and industrializing differentiating technology within maneuvering, X-by-wire systems, HMI and hybrid development. Our clients are global renowned brands within the commercial transport industry, both within and outside the Volvo Group.
Our corporate culture has been one of our key success factors. It is characterized by strong entrepreneurship, responsibility, openness and lack of prestige. To thrive here, we believe that you need to like working in a creative and fast paced environment with all its pros and cons.
Background to thesis
Are you a person with a strong passion for technical development and strong drive? Would you like to start your career by making real impact for a company whose success is based on differentiating technologies? Help us analyse the requirements of the new major safety standard for vehicle electronics and adapt our ways of working to create a lean implementation of the changes.
Description of thesis work
Developing safety critical systems relies heavily on standards. The ISO/DIS 26262 is a new standard adapting the IEC 61508 standard to development of embedded systems for on-road vehicles. To comply with the ISO/DIS 26262 standard, a qualitative Safety Analysis has to be performed. For devices and systems requiring high safety (ASIL), a quantitative analysis is also required to demonstrate compliance with the hardware architectural dimensions and random HW failures. Since CPAC develops safety critical systems, compliance with this new standard will be required. We already apply qualitative deductive analysis (FMEA) to determinate the consequences of faults and failures but in order to integrate qantitative analysis as well, new methods, tools and models have to be defined.
The master thesis consists of three parts:
- The first part is to understand and analyse the requirements of ISO/DIS 26262 and our current way of working.
- The second part is to identify and describe a work process where inductive Analysis (FTA) and deductive Analysis (FMEDA) are combined in an efficient avoiding duplicate work. The work process shall support FTA based probability calculations based on the failure modes, diagnostic coverage of Safety mechanisms and FIT defined in the FMEDA and Safety Concept.
- The final part is to define a Meta model, either in UML or as a XML schema from which instances can be derived and used for our different projects.
We recruit for attitude and train for skills. If you are passionate about what you are doing and with a good track record, we believe you have a good chance of succeeding in whatever undertakings you take on. Just be prepared to back up your statements with previous achievements. For this particular assignment, it is meriting if you currently about to finish your studies with focus on software engineering or a closely related discipline.
As a person, you are a team player with strong personal commitment and a will to share responsibilities. You strive to improve everything you do. You have the courage to respectfully disagree and are prepared to back your position with evidence. You have no trouble working in both Swedish and English environments.
Number of students
This assignment is a student thesis. In order for your application to be considered you need to be a currently enrolled university student eligible to complete a Master thesis as part of your university program.
Is this thesis something for you? If so, do not hesitate to send in your application using the form below. If you have questions regarding the assignment, please contact our R&D manager, Marco Monzani, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When applying, please include the following:
- An explanation why you think you’re the kind of person we are looking for
- Your CV and relevant references