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What Is Safety Critical?

Safety-critical software is designed for systems where a failure could result in harm or loss of life, requiring rigorous testing and adherence to safety standards to ensure reliability and risk mitigation.

Related terms: automated testing, functional safety, SIL, standards compliance

Safety Critical: Examples in Context

Safety-critical software in an autonomous vehicle undergoes stringent testing to prevent software failures that could lead to accidents or harm.

The aviation industry employs safety-critical software testing to ensure that flight control systems operate flawlessly, minimizing the risk of catastrophic failures.