Planning, implementation and assessment

Functional Safety, Safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF) and autonomous systems for level 3 and level 4 require a broad perspective. Our safety managers have all of the necessary competences.

The safety manager: a supporting role
The safety manager advises the project manager on the implementation of safety of the system and informs him about problems. In addition to extensive knowledge of the relevant safety-related methods, tools and research results, he needs a deep technical understanding of the product to be developed.

He cooperates closely with the project manager, since resources and time are needed for safeguarding the system. He also cooperates intensely with the quality assurance manager, since the processes and their correct implementation have a significant impact on the safety of the system.

Diverse responsibilities
The safety manager performs important tasks in the project, such as:

  • Creation of the safety plan, which on the basis of the safety requirements contains the planning of all safety activities and the project-specific tailoring of the safety life cycle
  • Identification of missing methods or processes, especially for higher levels of autonomous driving
  • Identification and evaluation of the potential dangers and risks arising from the intended function, including recognition of the system limitations with possible solutions, how these can be safely mastered with high availability
  • Coordination and monitoring of all safety-related activities in the project with consultation for the development engineers in the implementation of the safety requirements
  • Coordination of the safety goals and safety requirements with the manufacturer
  • If necessary, coordination with developers of external systems or suppliers
  • Creation of the safety documentation (safety case)
  • Management and control of confirmation measures and the processes and criteria for the approval of SOTIF systems
  • Transfer of the system into a state of safe production and definition of measures for maintaining safety throughout the life of the system

The requirements must be right
Safety management is easier to integrate in a project if the following conditions are given:

  • A process-oriented development culture within the project
  • Quality assurance that monitors the quality of the work products and the processes
  • Complete process descriptions that only need to be supplemented to included safety aspects

Our services
We perform the role of functional safety manager for you

  • through SGS TÜV certified Automotive Functional Safety Experts (AFSE) or Professionals (AFSP)
  • with knowledge of the necessary methods and tools
  • and with technical understanding based on many years of experience