Frequently asked questions

Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions we get asked about MISRA and MISRA activities.

About MISRA and general questions

What has happened to the MISRA NEWS mailing list?

Due to changes in data protection legislation we have decided to close the MISRA NEWS mailing list. We recommend subscribing to the RSS feed on the "News" page instead to keep up to date with MISRA's activities.

How can I keep in touch with MISRA developments?

Updates to MISRA's activities will be published through this website under the "News" section. You can subscribe to the RSS feed to notifed of new content. Please note that the MISRA news mailing list has now been closed due to pending changes in data protection legislation.

Who are the members of MISRA?

The MISRA members at present are (in alphabetical order)

  • AB Automotive Electronics
  • Bentley Motor Cars
  • Delphi Diesel Systems
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Jaguar Cars
  • Land Rover
  • Lotus Engineering
  • MIRA
  • Protean Electric
  • Ricardo UK
  • TRW
  • University of Leeds
  • Visteon Engineering Services
Can I get involved in MISRA?

We welcome active participants in our working groups who are prepared to contribute to the technical work of these groups. From time to time we ask for external reviewers to comment on drafts of our documents. Please contact us if you are interested in either of these.

When will these documents be published?

The autocode activity released its first documents in November 2007 with subsequent documents released in May 2009. MISRA C++ was released in June 2008. MISRA C3 activities have just commenced, and the aim is to publish a new version in approximately 2011. Check this website regularly for announcements on publication dates.

What activities is MISRA working on at the moment?

MISRA has the following items currently in work:

  • Model based development and autocode
  • MISRA C++
  • MISRA C3
  • MISRA Safety Analysis - guidance on requirements decomposition

MIRA or MISRA - what's the difference?

MIRA is a member of MISRA and provides the project management and administrative functions. MIRA and MISRA are not the same organization.

What is MISRA?

MISRA, The Motor Industry Software Reliability Association, is a collaboration between vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers and engineering consultancies which seeks to promote best practice in developing safety-related electronic systems in road vehicles.