Ashutosh Chandel

Ashutosh Chandel

Ashutosh Chandel joined LHP in 2011. He is the Director of Engineering managing an engineering team spread all over the United States, directing the growth and integration of LHP’s ecosystem of core competencies. Ashutosh also serves as a Level II FSCAC (Functional Safety Certified Automotive Consultant) and instructor for the ISO 26262 automotive standard. His engineering experience includes 20 years in all aspects of project planning and execution, including activities such as writing technical requirements, design, development, writing proposals, project estimation, budgeting, and risk analysis. With almost 2 decades of experience, Ashutosh has resided in various domains, such as embedded, manufacturing IT, R&D, remote monitoring and diagnostics, industrial and plant automation for the automotive industry, automotive functional safety, medical device and equipment, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and plant automation and integration domains. Other responsibilities include evaluating third party vendors and suppliers for product evaluation and testing to verify acceptable matches of devices, products, and tools for his programs. Besides his involvement in engineering, Ashutosh has been successful leading and implementing projects and programs, working closely with business development managers and sometimes, taking on the role of account manager. His expertise is peppered all along the engineering V-diagram, involved in various phases of the SDLC, such as requirements gathering, design, development and construction, integration, testing, installation and commissioning, acceptance and implementation phases along with configuration management and quality control. The vast exposure has given him knowledge in N-Tier application architecture and implementation. Ashutosh is certified through TUV Nord as a Functional Safety Certified Automotive Consultant and a Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer. Through National Instruments, he is a certified LabVIEW Architect. Ashutosh holds an MBA from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Pune. He and his family live in Columbus, Indiana.

Recent posts by Ashutosh Chandel

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AUTOSAR From the Automotive Industry’s Perspective

By Ashutosh Chandel on Sep 20, 2023 9:53:47 AM

AUTOSAR from the automotive industry’s perspective Feature innovation in automotive product development started drifting away from hardware and toward software in the 1980s. The change was slow in the beginning, but has steadily accelerated, especially since the early 2000s. From the 2010s and into the 2020s, software-defined features have proliferated in vehicles at rates never seen before. There is a great degree of diversity within vehicle product lines due to the customization afforded by software. Advanced Driver Assist (ADAS) features and autonomous Level 2, 2+, and 3 capabilities have grown rapidly and are available on an increasing number of vehicles. Vehicles are also coming to exist more within the Internet of Things (IoT), allowing connectivity with home, public, and certain private infrastructures. These innovations all drive the rapidly increasing software integration aboard a modern vehicle.
Topics: AUTOSAR Blog Posts
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How to Transform Your Engineering Organization with LHP

By Ashutosh Chandel on Sep 18, 2023 10:24:28 AM

How to Transform Your Engineering Organization with LHP LHP Engineering Solutions was founded in 2001. Our mission is to provide our customers in the greater transportation industry with the means to create a safer, smarter world. We work to enable safer transportation technologies by implementing the LHP Functional Safety Ecosystem, and by guiding our clients through the process of understanding the requirements for standards and regulations relating to software-defined and autonomous vehicle technology. Our goal is to help all our clients create an efficient infrastructure around safety, centralization, and automation. We work to engage our partners in their process design and help them create technology that is safe and efficient.
Topics: Functional Safety Ecosystem Blog Posts
8 min read

The Entwined Futures of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles

By Ashutosh Chandel on Aug 7, 2023 10:30:00 AM

The Entwined Futures of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles In every era, automotive manufacturing has always had some degree of innovation. Automotive design was born in innovation, the idea of taking the horse off the cart, and building a machine capable of going farther and faster than had ever been possible before. Every generation has brought some new improvement to the design and manufacture of automobiles since then, but we’re currently in an era of great upheaval in the automotive world.
Topics: Autonomous Vehicle Blog Posts Artificial Intelligence
11 min read

Integrating Today’s Top Automotive Technology

By Ashutosh Chandel on Jul 26, 2023 3:20:42 PM

Integrating today’s top automotive technology Automotive researchers and engineers are constantly developing and optimizing the most impactful technologies for the vehicles of tomorrow. At labs and test centers around the globe, Research and Development (R&D) teams are focused on improving the way future iterations of vehicles will perform to standards of safety, energy efficiency and emissions reduction, and cybersecurity. They’re mapping the next steps in fields like artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicle technologies, finding ways to integrate today’s top automotive technology, power tomorrow’s innovations, and move forward competitively in this new landscape.
Topics: Functional Safety ADAS Blog Posts
9 min read

Integrated Solutions to Align Product Development and Safety Implementation

By Ashutosh Chandel on Jun 26, 2023 9:29:40 AM

Integrated Solutions to Align Product Development and Safety Implementation The functional safety standard, ISO 26262:2018, can be as demanding as it is rewarding. Implementing functional safety requires an organization to commit time, resources, and brainpower to the task. Certifying compliance to the standard requires a thoughtful approach, even for newer companies. More established organizations, which have been doing business for longer, must also find intelligent ways to integrate new product development solutions in order to align with the implementation of functional safety practices.
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Software Verification and Validation for Automotive Functional Safety

By Ashutosh Chandel on Jun 13, 2023 4:39:18 PM

Software Verification and Validation for Automotive Functional Safety Software verification and validation (V&V) has existed for a long time. When software controls were introduced into industrial settings, people quickly realized that they would need to ensure that those programs would perform to their specifications. Industrial standards for performance monitoring evolved from that need. However, in the modern automotive manufacturing environment, and most especially as Software-Defined Vehicles come to the forefront, software verification, and validation processes for automotive functional safety become far more important. These processes are vital to functional safety compliance.
Topics: Functional Safety Blog Posts Software-Defined Vehicle
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How to Holistically Address Functional Safety

By Ashutosh Chandel on Jun 1, 2023 10:00:00 AM

How to Holistically Address Functional Safety The LHP Functional Safety Ecosystem in the Age of the Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) At LHP Engineering Solutions, we often receive requests from clients or partner companies to help with one individual technology or another, as they make their way through the ISO 26262certification process. Working on technologies piecemeal in this way can lead to rework whether due to revisions in one component or another, or because the organization hasn’t considered every component part and how all the components work together. The LHP Functional Safety Ecosystem guides clients and partner firms as they holistically address functional safety. We provide the client with expertise in 6 core component areas. This can contribute to significant savings because the need for costly rework is reduced.
Topics: Functional Safety Functional Safety Ecosystem Blog Posts
11 min read

An Introduction to Project-Dependent Safety Management

By Ashutosh Chandel on Mar 20, 2023 9:53:21 AM

An Introduction to Project-Dependent Safety Management Safety is one of the primary influences in the development of modern road vehicles. This influence is defined by a term with a specific meaning, functional safety. Simply put, functional safety can be thought of as a series of systems that protect the user from the technology, and the technology from the user, but its primary purpose is to protect the user from harm. But how do you know when you have accomplished it? To achieve functional safety in an efficient and logical manner that can be measured and evaluated with consistency, international standards are utilized to guide and manage this work. However, functional safety activities are not one-size-fits-all. Each vehicle design is unique and brings to the table different concepts, technologies, capabilities, and challenges. The same can also be said for the organizations themselves that contribute to the design and manufacture of the vehicle.
Topics: Functional Safety
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What is Tailoring in Functional Safety?

By Ashutosh Chandel on Feb 15, 2023 2:24:45 PM

What is Tailoring in Functional Safety? The international standard that governs functional safety is ISO 26262-2:2018, “Road vehicles — Functional safety — Part 2: Management of functional safety”. It is a comprehensive and detailed document that applies to all of the available activities of safety-related systems during the safety lifecycle. But not every system is so broad and complex that every part of ISO 26262 can be applied to it. Some organizations build products that are subsystems intended to be installed as part of a greater system, and what they create is less complex than the systems their products are going into. Or some systems are simply less complex than others and do not contain all of the features and capabilities that the standard addresses. How does an organization comply with a standard, when the standard itself is broader in complexity and scope than the product that the organization is manufacturing? The answer lies in customizing the safety requirements to the needs of the system, using a process called tailoring. Much like a clothing tailor can trim and customize an article of clothing to provide the best fit for the unique needs of a specific person, the list of processes prescribed by ISO 26262 can be customized to meet the unique needs of a given system. But the role of tailoring in functional safety must be fulfilled according to strict rules. There is more than one way that tailoring can be applied, and the impacts can be far-reaching. Table of Contents What is the definition of tailoring? The scope of tailoring How do you determine if any tailoring is needed? When is tailoring allowed? Postscript: Defining the tailoring within the Safety Plan
Topics: Functional Safety ISO 26262 ASIL
10 min read

How Do You Build a Safety Culture for Your Organization?

By Ashutosh Chandel on Nov 29, 2022 11:34:07 AM

What is a safety culture? A safety culture is the compilation of ideologies, mindsets, perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, and values, that employees share related to the risks within an organization, such as those found in a workplace. It reflects the organization’s attitude about safety from top to bottom, and across all functions, disciplines, teams, and processes.
Topics: Functional Safety