The industry is already full of vehicles with advanced technology and capabilities and will only increase with the fast-paced growth and consumer interest in autonomous vehicles (AVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). In order to guarantee product functional safety, organizations have to be proactive in complying to functional safety standards such as ISO 26262, rather than reactive.
What better way to achieve product functional safety than with a functional safety consulting firm specializing in functional safety implementation in embedded systems. Organizations are most concerned with the chance of malfunctions in electrical and electronic that could result in human fatalities, significant warranty costs, and/or product recalls.
At LHP Engineering Solutions, we have noticed some themes around functional safety, specifically within the industry. Such themes reflect the important aspects that organizations should consider before risking financial loss by trying to blindly comply with functional safety ISO 26262.
The Five Main Considerations for Complying with Functional Safety ISO 26262
Defending Decisions and Following Processes –The current functional safety standards are available. There are multiple standards with ISO 26262 being the primary one. These standards include functional safety implementation guidelines and recommendations. Your organization should decide how to implement functional safety in the most efficient way possible. There are hundreds of decisions along the way that could cost millions of dollars regarding how engineers are going to do their jobs, such as the following: engineering organization.