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ISO 26262 Certification for Functional Safety of Road Vehicles

ISO 26262 Certification for Functional Safety of Road Vehicles

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With automobile technology becoming ever more complex, more control units than ever now incorporate safety-related functions. Software is becoming increasingly common in cars, as is the integration of mechanics and electrics. Nevertheless, continuous upgrades and improvements in the safety system functions in automobiles also bring their own safety risks.

To reduce the cost of product recalls due to safety problems, manufacturers are also aware that they have to offer products certified to conform with the highest standards in safety. A matter of urgency for automotive companies is finding a way to avoid potential hazards at the product design stage by adopting technical measures. TÜV Rheinland is a recognized provider of expert functional safety certification services, and has many years of experience in this field.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland as your partner for functional safety certification of road vehicles, you:

  • Avoid cost increases resulting from overdesign.
  • Apply state-of-the safety standards to the products you offer
  • Decrease product safety risks by adhering to safety standards
  • Gain a competitive advantage for your products through third-party certification
  • Prove that your product conforms with standard requirements based on certification by a notified body
  • Benefit from our years of technical experience in the evaluation process
  • Give your customers peace of mind that they do not run the risk of recalls due to safety problems with your components, products, or functional equipment

Our Tests and Product Scope

Our tests for functional safety certification of road vehicles include testing for the following standards and norms:

  • Product test and certification for ISO 26262 (ASIL)
  • Functional safety engineer training for ISO 26262
  • ISO 26262 basic training
  • Functional safety management system for ISO 26262
  • ISO 26262 consulting service

The range of our functional safety certification tests includes tests for the following road vehicle components, products, and functions:

  • Vehicle management systems
  • Battery management systems
  • Anti-locking braking systems
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Emergency brake assistance
  • Collision prevention
  • Lane departure warning systems
  • Adaptive power steering
  • Parking assistance
  • Adaptive suspension control
  • Electronic brake systems
  • Seat-belt pre-tensioning
  • Airbags
  • Driver drowsiness detection
  • Drive monitoring systems
  • Adaptive high-beam (lights) assistance
  • Autonomous cruise control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Legal Standards

Functional safety certification for road vehicles conforms to the following legal safety standards and norms:

  • ISO 26262
  • IEC 61508
  • Environment and EMC test
  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Product concept design assessment


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