MISRA (the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association) provides guidelines for developing safety- and security-related electronic systems, embedded control systems, software-intensive applications, and standalone software.
MISRA is a collaborative effort among vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers, and engineering consultancies. It is managed by a Steering Committee that includes Ford Motor Company, Bentley Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, HORIBA MIRA, ZF TRW, and the University of Leeds.
Though born in the automotive industry, MISRA has gained acceptance in other markets such as aerospace, biomedical, and financial. It is accepted across embedded, IoT, and industrial control systems as well. While MISRA compliance doesn’t guarantee that software will be free from all quality or security issues, it does produce code that is more robust, easier to maintain, and more portable.