More and more electronic control units in vehicles can put the lives of passengers and passers-by in danger if there is a malfunction. ISO 26262 (Functional Safety- Road Vehicles) lays down how these systems should be developed in accordance with current technology so that the residual risk is acceptable.
F+S has experience with safety-relevant systems in all three areas: development, consulting, and tools. This includes many different types of electronic control units from yaw rate sensors, electric steering, and chassis controls to various assistance systems.
The developers know the methods and procedures for applying the requirements of the standards to safeguard the hardware and software.
All of the F+S consultants have the required process knowledge and are TÜV certified “automotive functional safety professionals” and -experts (AFSP, AFSE). They have worked in many safety-relevant projects as developers or safety managers or have enhanced development processes for the requirements of ISO 26262. On the basis of safety audits, we implement improvement programs and take on the tasks of the safety manager.
Of course, we also take the requirements of the ISO 26262 standard into account when we develop tools for use in safety-relevant projects to ensure that the tool qualification complies with the standard.