Safety 4.0 project

Demonstrating safety of software-dependent systems, with examples from subsea electric technology.

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The Safety 4.0 project has developed a new framework providing the industry with a unified approach to demonstrate the safety of novel technologies, and in particular for systems with increasing complexity, e.g. increased degree of software dependencies. 

It applies a systemic and uncertainty-based risk perspective, including how to deal with different types of failure, increasing complexity, and uncertain assumptions. Like the Norwegian regulations, this framework also refers to international safety standards for programmable electronic systems. However, the Safety 4.0 framework puts these standards into a wider context by highlighting their scope, value and limitations, and the areas where they are open to interpretation.