Requirements or applicable methods and processes for development and manufacturing of safety-related electrical/electronic systems in automotives are defined in the standard ISO 26262.
Objective of the ISO 26262 is to assure the functional safety of a system with electrical/electronic components in a motor vehicle. Thus risk reduction as well as a high safety standard of the motor vehicle can be achieved.
ISO 26262 requires from a certain safety level upward that an organizationally independent institute, organization or other (an external testing institute) is called upon and consulted to give proof of the safety or functional safety of the product.
The application of this standard is not mandatory. But, this standard has been established as state-of-the-art within the automotive industry. More and more – especially international – automotive manufacturers require component suppliers to apply the ISO 26262 within their product development.
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