About the project

European Initiative to Enable Validation for Highly Automated Safe
and Secure Systems

ENABLE-S3 is industry-driven and aspires to substitute today’s cost-intensive verification & validation efforts by more advanced and efficient methods to pave the way for the commercialization of highly automated cyber physical systems (ACPS). Pure simulation cannot cover physics in detail due to its limitations in modelling and computation. Real-world tests are too expensive, too time consuming and potentially dangerous. Thus, ENABLE-S3 aims at developing an innovative solution capable of combining both worlds in an optimized manner.

Automated cyber-physical systems (ACPS) are disruptive technologies that have the potential to change society with all benefits and risks. By handing over a part of our responsibilities to a machine, ACPS promise to improve safety, provide accessibility to all sectors of society (e.g. the elderly, rural areas) and improve productivity by freeing humans from routine tasks. At the same time, these technologies represent a major market potential for European companies.  Thus, their impact on our daily life and on the industry will be very strong. ENABLE-S3 will add important missing verification and validation technology bricks, which are required to ensure the dependability (safety and security) of ACPS at affordable costs and will set the basis for future standards in this field. As a result, ENABLE-S3 outcomes will facilitate the market introduction of automated systems in Europe.