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Automotive ISO 26262: Road Vehicles Functional Safety

Course Code: AUT 211

Course Description:

Electronic systems carry out many functions in modern automobiles, including driver assistance functions, vehicle dynamics control, and active/passive safety systems. The complexity of electronically-driven operations, especially safety functions, makes predicting safety performance extremely difficult. More action will be required, furthermore, to reduce the risks of systematic and random hardware failures as system complexity continues to increase.

ISO 26262 is a functional safety standard intended to be applied to the development of software for electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems in automobiles. ISO 26262 is an adaptation of the broader IEC 61508 safety standard, which has been used to derive safety standards for the nuclear power, machinery, railway, and other industries. It is aimed at reducing risks associated with software for safety functions to a tolerable level by providing feasible requirements and processes.

This course offers an introductory to the standard from a software and hardware level.


ISO 26262: Road Vehicles Functional Safety (Hardware Level)

Section 1: Overview of Functional Safety and ISO 26262

  • Introduction in Functional Safety: Why Functional Safety in Automotive Industry?

Section 2: ISO 26262 Functional Safety Management and Supporting Processes (part 2 and 8)

Section 3: ISO 26262 Concept Phase

  • Item definition
  • Impact analysis
  • Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • Functional Safety Concept
  • Safety Element out of Context

Section 4: ISO 26262 System Development with Analyses (part 4 and 9)

  • Technical Safety Concept
  • Hardware Software Interface specification
  • Item Integration and Testing
  • Validation
  • Release for Production

Section 5: ISO 26262 Hardware Development with Analyses (part 5 and 9)

  • Hardware Safety Lifecycle
  • Initiation of the HW-Safety development
  • HW Safety Requirements
  • Hardware Design
  • Hardware Design Verification
  • IC Design Implementation
  • Hardware Integration and Testing
  • Hardware Design verification: Intro into Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Evaluation of the
  • hardware architectural metrics
  • Failure Mode Effects and Diagnostics Analysis (FMEDA)
  • Evaluation of safety goal violations due to random hardware failures

ISO 26262: Road Vehicles Functional Safety (Software Level)

Section 1: Software Lifecycle and Development

  • Software Safety Lifecycle
  • Initiation of product development at the software level
  • Design & Coding Guidelines
  • Software Safety Requirements
  • Hardware Software Interface specification
  • Semi-Formal Software Architectural Design
  • ASIL Decomposition & Co-Existence
  • ASIL Decomposition and Independence Mechanism on Software Level
  • Co-Existence and freedom from interference
  • Software Unit Design and Implementation

Section 2: Software Testing

  • Verification of Software Safety Requirements

Section 3: Software Analysis 

Section 4: Supporting Processes

  • Tool Classification and Qualification
  • Software Components Qualification

Duration: 4 Days

The FSP Exam (Automotive Specialty):

The exida Functional Safety Practitioner (FSP) program is a certificate program that provides confirmation that an attendee shows competency by retaining the knowledge presented in this course. The FSP program also provides an analysis of where the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses lie, helping participants judge their competency level if interested in obtaining a certification like the CFSE or CFSP. The exam will be given at the conclusion of the training course, and is optional. Therefore if you wish not to participate, please let your instructor know. The candidate must achieve a minimum of 80% on the exam in order to receive their FSP certificate.

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