Needham, MA, April 15, 2015 - The Object
Management Group® (OMG®) today announced that it has
adopted the Dependability Assurance Framework (DAF) for
Safety-Sensitive Consumer Devices (SSCD) as an official OMG
Toyota Motor Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, National
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
(AIST) and the Information-technology Promotion Agency Japan
(IPA) partnered to address the need for consumer device
manufacturers to design safer, more dependable and reliable
consumer products. The specification extends engineering
approaches with additional viewpoints describing the
assurance case, the conceptual model for describing
properties and process models.
The term "safety-sensitive consumer device"
refers to a new category of industrial products used by
consumers. These devices are massive in numbers, sell at
reasonable prices, and are used by the general public in
open, dynamic and diverse environments where the need for
safety, reliability and availability of such devices is a
requirement. The challenge for manufacturers is to continue
building dependable, affordable and safe SSCDs as their
functionalities become more complex and more connected to
Internet of Things or IoT-based technologies.
"Right now, device makers need to assure that their
products are dependable whenever required during the
development and operational phases, " said Dr. Richard
Soley, Chairman and CEO of OMG. "Today's announcement
sets the stage for first-use in automobiles so that they
continue to operate in a safe and dependable way as they
transform from more than vehicles carrying people to devices
carrying digital information based on IoT standards."
Soley added, "Congratulations to the collaborative
efforts of the DAF Task Force members to integrate this
standard with the SysML™ modeling language and usher it
through the OMG adoption process."
"OMG is dedicated to delivering robust open
standards that drive continued technology and market
innovation. We are pleased that OMG has acknowledged our
work helping manufacturers develop dependable, affordable
and safe SSCDs," said Dr. Naoya Ishizaki, Project
Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation. "We are delighted to
see that our long-term effort to standardize SSCD has been
fulfilled. We are grateful for the continued support from
and recognition by OMG, which is recognized as one of the
leading global standards organizations," stated Dr.
Tetsuo Kotoku, Senior Planning Manager, National Institute
of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Mr.
Masayoshi Nakao, Manager, Information-technology Promotion
Agency Japan (IPA) confirmed, saying "Today's
announcement underscores the OMG commitment to adopt
standards that provide real-world value. We are grateful for
this recognition and look forward to continuing our
affiliation in future endeavors." Fujitsu Limited is
another submitter of this specification.
The Dependability Assurance Framework was submitted to
OMG as a response to an RFP in 2013. The specification can
be downloaded for free to OMG members and nonmembers at http://www.omg.org/spec/DAF/
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