Automotive System Testing by Independent Guarded Assertions

Gustafsson, Thomas and Skoglund, Mats and Kobetski, Avenir and Sundmark, Daniel (2015) Automotive System Testing by Independent Guarded Assertions. In: Testing: Academic & Industrial Conference - Practice and Research Techniques, 13-17 April 2015, Graz, Austria.

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Testing is a key activity in industry to verify and validate products before they reach end customers. In hardwarein- the-loop system-level verification of automotive systems, testing is often performed using sequential execution of test scripts, each containing a mix of stimuli and assertions. In this paper, we propose and study an alternative approach for automated system-level testing automotive systems. In our approach, assertion-only test scripts and one (or several) stimulionly script(s), execute concurrently on the test driver. By separating the stimuli from the assertions, with each assertion independently determining when the system under test shall be verified, we seek to achieve three things: 1) tests that better represent real-world handling of the product, 2) reduced test execution time, and 3) increased defect detection. In addition to describing our proposed approach in detail, we provide experimental results from an industrial case study evaluating the approach in an automotive system test environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5919
Deposited By:Avenir Kobetski
Deposited On:04 Jan 2016 10:19
Last Modified:12 Aug 2016 10:37

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