With a vision toward more safety

Functional safety, Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF) and and autonomous systems for level 3 and level 4 require technical competence and consistent application of the relevant standards and research results. We offer consultation at the highest level in this respect.

Integrated safety
The development of safety-critical components requires an especially methodical development process. In this respect you have to execute additional activities within the projects – for example:

  • Creation of the functional safety concept (if necessary) and of the technical safety concept
  • Coordination of a development interface agreement with the client and suppliers
  • Execution of technical analyses such as FMEA, FMEDA and FTA, or the assessment of the residual risk
  • Identification of performance limits of sensors, algorithms and actuators
  • Determination of the intended area of application (Operational Design Domain, ODD)
  • Determination of the critical scenarios (limits of the system)
  • Qualification of tools and components

You also have to review and update development guidelines, as needed – some examples:

  • Priority of structuring in components, according to Automotive SPICE® only required in system design (SYS.3), to the system specification (SYS.2)
  • Explicit consideration of test- and validation methods in the test processes
  • Simulation of the system or its components under critical conditions (e.g. driving situations, other road users or weather), checking especially the limit areas during tests on test benches and in driving trials

Promise of quality
ISO 26262, ISO 21448 and autonomous system higher level require confirmation measures; we will be glad to support you with the implementation:

  • Review of the work products that affect safety-related parts of the system
  • Audit of the implementation of processes that are necessary for functional safety
  • Test of functional safety prior to SOP in a functional safety assessment
  • Processes and criteria for the approval of SOTIF systems

Experienced experts
Our consultants will help you to implement the requirements of ISO 26262, ISO 21448 and for autonomous systems higher level in your projects and to adapt your development guidelines accordingly. They will assist you with all safety-related issues:

  • Our consultants are VDA QMC certified Automotive SPICE® assessors and SGS TÜV certified Automotive Functional Safety Experts (AFSE) or Professionals (AFSP)
  • and have many years of experience in quality assurance and the execution of audits and assessments