Driving you forward in functional safety
The ISO 26262 standard governs functional safety in the automotive industry. It applies specifically to the use and functional safety of electrical/electronic systems in motor vehicles and to suppliers of generic products such as hardware and software components or development tools that are primarily used in the automotive sector.
The ISO 26262 addresses the increasing complexity of safety-relevant electrical/electronic on-board systems. It defines requirements to be met by processes, methods and tools which are used within the development process, as well as the safety relevant function of the system itself.
Functional safety requirements are challenging for manufacturers, who not only need to consider functional safety requirements from the very beginning of the development process, but also need to ensure functional safety from the design to the end of operation lifetime, based on existing as well as future regulations, standards and procedures. As an independent organisation with longstanding experience in the automotive sector and regulatory compliance, TÜV SÜD can support with a comprehensive range of functional safety assessment, testing, certification and training services.Our functional safety services complement a complete portfolio of services for the industry.
The Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) of a Safety Function is a measure of risk reduction provided by the safety function in the product. ASIL is defined in four steps, from ASIL A (the lowest amount of risk reduction) to ASIL D (the highest amount of risk reduction). For safety functions with a relatively low criticality, ASIL A may be appropriate. Safety functions will a high degree of criticality may require a ASIL C or ASIL D Designation.