The importance of software in machinery continues to grow as hardware functions are replaced with software and the number of safety functions increases. This has crucial consequences for machine safety. Software failure in safety-critical areas, such as driveby-wire systems, automated stability control and control of automated guided vehicles (AGVs), can result in accidents, fatalities and costly material losses.
|Title of host publication||Research highlights in safety and security|
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Series||VTT Research Highlights|
Malm, T., & Hietikko, M. (2013). Safety requirements for machine software. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 70-71). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2013/R10.pdf