Steve Neemeh

Steve Neemeh

Steve joined LHP in 2015 to lead the expansion of the west coast operations. He is the leader of the strategy and solutions architects as well as president of the delivery consulting organization. Steve has over 25 years of Functional Safety experience prior to joining LHP. Steve has launched multiple start-up operations and has taken them to full production. Notably, a complete ground up electronics and software development group to service commercial aerospace electronics and military vehicle power electronics. For LHP, Steve pioneered the implementation of safety critical applications in California, launching functional safety for autonomous driving applications as well as air mobility.

Recent posts by Steve Neemeh

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Increasing Efficiency in Hybrid Electric Vehicles by Reducing Switching Losses in Inverters

By Steve Neemeh on Jul 19, 2023 2:26:41 PM

Increasing Efficiency in Hybrid Electric Vehicles by Reducing Switching Losses in Inverters In the ongoing effort to increase overall powertrain efficiency in electric vehicles (EVs), designers and engineers begin by identifying the areas of greatest inefficiency. Improving the efficiency of areas with these "power leaks" will bring the greatest gains. While important improvements have been made in recent months, the motor in general, and power inverter switching inefficiencies in particular, have been a relatively large source of loss in EVs for years.
Topics: Electric Vehicle Test Systems Blog Posts
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Why is Safety at the Core of Software-Defined Vehicles?

By Steve Neemeh on May 25, 2023 11:00:00 AM

Why is Safety at the Core of Software-Defined Vehicles? Creating technology can be a complicated and time-consuming process. At LHP Engineering Solutions, we provide just that: solutions. We are a services and technology integrator with the skill and expertise to solve your functional safety issues. One way we provide our clients with solutions is to introduce them to our advisory management model, the Functional Safety Ecosystem, a six-part integrated model with the power to move your company beyond compliance. Safety is at the core of software-defined vehicles, but true functional safety demands more than a simple mechanistic attempt to fulfill compliance requirements; LHP’s Ecosystem applies a more powerful holistic approach.
Topics: ISO 26262 Functional Safety Ecosystem Blog Posts Software-Defined Vehicle
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How to Build Trust in the Autonomous Driving Industry

By Steve Neemeh on May 10, 2023 3:31:58 PM

Topics: Autonomous Vehicle Functional Safety Ecosystem Blog Posts
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What Are the Different Electric Vehicle Standards?

By Steve Neemeh on Feb 7, 2023 10:35:04 PM

What Are the Different Electric Vehicle Standards? Introduction Electrification is a process that has been around for decades. The history of the electric vehicle (EV) extends as far back as the 19th Century, and the world has witnessed different waves of growth since then. The current growth in EV ownership suggests a new direction in modern transportation, one the industry hopes to take to the next level. OEMs have been introducing new electrified vehicles in their inventory, emphasizing that electrification is a prominent focus for the industry and will continue to be as the trend continues to grow. Governments and subject matter experts (SMEs) collaborate to develop electric vehicle standards, ensuring a dependable EV market with reduced risks and hazards. EV standards will be one of many determining factors that help companies prioritize safety and guarantee the reliability of their products. The industry must maintain compliance with EV standards—especially as these EV systems become more complex—to advance modern transportation safely. Table of Contents How Are Electric Vehicle Standards Categorized? How Will Electric Vehicle Standards Impact the EV Market? What opportunities and challenges will the industry face? Summary
Topics: Electric Vehicle
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What is HIL Testing?

By Steve Neemeh on Jan 23, 2023 9:24:46 AM

What is HIL Testing? Introduction The phrase Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) refers to the process of testing a vehicle’s hardware by integrating it into a software environment and simulating different real-life scenarios for the hardware to react to. A vehicle’s components and subsystems interact with each other cooperatively, so the functionality of smaller components will affect how the entire vehicle operates entirely. Table of Contents How Does the HIL Testing Process Work? Who is involved in this process? Why is HIL Testing Important? Summary
Topics: HIL
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What is the Future of Autonomous Vehicles?

By Steve Neemeh on Jan 10, 2023 3:21:16 PM

What is the Future of Autonomous Vehicles? Today’s vehicles are complex machines with intricate technology and advanced capabilities. As the industry continues to grow the electrification of vehicles, the goal will be to advance driver systems and software so that they achieve the requirements for product safety. The complete shift into a mass implementation of electric vehicles (EVs) forms the question of what the future of autonomous vehicles (AVs) looks like. Currently, an autonomous future would consist of augmenting the autonomous features already integrated into vehicles to the point of operating without human intervention. These autonomous features already provide different levels of driver assistance, which provides reassurance that vehicles will perform safely. Table of Contents What is Autonomy? How are Autonomous Vehicles Defined? How Does Functional Safety Impact the Future of Autonomous Vehicles? What are the Key Considerations for Reaching an Autonomous Future? Summary
Topics: Autonomous Vehicle
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What is Competence Management in Functional Safety?

By Steve Neemeh on Dec 8, 2022 4:11:36 PM

What is Competence Management? The term Competence Management is derived from the broader world of business at large. In the realm of automotive functional safety, there are many terms and methodologies that are shared with or are similar to, terms and processes that are utilized across all types of manufacturing and business. However, within the automotive realm, these terms are naturally scoped to the requirements of the automotive business. Not only do many of these methodologies govern how a product is developed and tested, but they can also apply to the selection, management, and skills development, of the people performing the work.
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What are Electric Vehicle Subsystems and Their Interactions?

By Steve Neemeh on Nov 10, 2022 1:23:34 PM

Introduction The automotive industry has made several monumental advancements in vehicular technology that have redefined the understanding of modern transportation while still achieving and maintaining the functional safety aspect of creating advanced products. One active example of an opportunity the industry is currently thriving toward is electrification. The development of electric vehicle (EV) products makes testing necessary to ensure the safety and quality of their performance. In addition, that establishes the importance of Electric Vehicle Subsystems and their interactions—understanding how the implementation of these different components affects the construction of larger electrified systems will allow for the overall EV development process to be more efficient.
Topics: Electric Vehicle
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What Critical Role does Master Data Have in Engineering and Functional Safety?

By Steve Neemeh on Sep 6, 2022 4:10:12 PM

What Critical Role does Master Data Have in Engineering and Functional Safety? Introduction Master data has a critical role in product functional safety, guaranteeing organizational visibility, and operational efficiency. As data becomes more complex in the future, the need for master data in automotive will continue to increase. This blog is the second of a 3-part series focused on the importance of master data, the technical architecture of master data systems, and the trade-offs and constraints that come with building these systems, ultimately proposing what a proper master data plan looks like, which can help organizations achieve growth and success. The content in each blog is centralized around the main topics from LHP’s DAS Master Data webinar panel that we held this past June:
Topics: Master Data
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ISO 26262 Compliant vs. ISO 26262 Certified

By Steve Neemeh on May 23, 2022 10:01:00 PM

The question: When looking at functional safety, what is the difference between being ISO 26262 compliant and being ISO 26262 certified?
Topics: ISO 26262 Functional Safety Compliance Blog Posts