Automotive validation

Our Team

The Automotive Software Validation (ASV) Business Unit is the division of Media Motive which deals with testing in the automotive field. Our team writes and performs tests in order to certify the software quality and that the control unit software is implemented correctly, according to the specifications and, in particular, complies with all the safety requirements.

Our Competence and Skills

Software validation is the main ASV activity and is conducted in our three testing laboratories (Naples, Turin and Nola) and at customers’ premises.
ASV is also responsible for providing support for the drafting of software specifics, both from diagnostic and functional sides, writing check lists to test the software, implementing simulation models and engine control algorithms for the development and execution of motor functions (e.g. Intelligent Alternator, S & S, etc.). These activities are mainly developed with commercial tools such as Excel, Matlab / Simulink.
ASV has gained considerable experience on simulators configuration, placing itself at the very top of the few companies able to set up from scratch a simulator (dSPACE, NI) and deliver it to the customer fully functional and customised for its specific needs.
Last but not least ASV supports the production, analysis and solutions for all the end of the line software problems in a production plant.

Our Offer

To perform all activities, ASV is able to offer the full support of Media Motive, which owns three testing laboratories:

  • 2 laboratories for testing in a simulated environment (Naples, Turin);
  • 1 laboratory for testing in the vehicle (Nola).

The testing activities can also be carried out at various customers’ sites, where ASV also takes care of the automation of testing and production of adequate reporting to certify our work.
ASV software validation activities are carried out in two different testing environments:

  • Simulated Environment
  • Vehicle

Carrying out all tests required for the certification of the proper functioning of the software:

  • Safety and diagnosis,
  • Vehicle functions,
  • Communication protocol CAN and LIN.

On automotive control System ASV will:

  • Choose the simulator that best suits the customer needs, selecting the most appropriate interfaces;
  • Develop and implement all hardware connections between the simulator and the ECU under examination;
  • Create the software configuration for the processing of information that ECU and simulator must exchange;
  • Implement the simulation model of engine and vehicle.

End of the line activities, carried out by ASV are:

  • ECU Reprogramming,
  • PROXY,
  • End of line TEST,
  • Analysis of memory errors.