The inclusion of complex electronic systems within vehicles continues to grow at an exponential pace. Ensuring these systems operate correctly and fail safely in the presence of hardware faults is of paramount importance in guaranteeing safety. ISO 26262 is the state of the art international standard defining the functional safety activities required in the development of electrical and electronic systems in production automobiles.
Adherence to the standard provides unique challenges to companies who have previously developed automotive products as well as companies looking to enter into the automotive market. A holistic methodology across planning, design, and verification is critical in ensuring products meet safety requirements, deploy on time, and within budget.
The purpose of this course is to provide engineers and managers with a basic understanding of the key concepts of ISO 26262. This includes information on the scope of the standard, how the standard addresses the broader automotive supply chain, and key requirements defined at each phase of the product lifecycle.