Guest Blog: 2021 Predictions for Automotive Product and Systems Development
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The transportation world is rapidly moving toward electric, autonomous and high-voltage systems, and these increasingly complex frameworks require careful regulation to keep the public safe.
Many safety and quality standards (such as ISO 26262, IATF 16949, and ASPICE) have been developed to provide benchmarks for building safer autonomous vehicles, and many are still in development.
To assure that trust, autonomous vehicle developers must understand and implement these standards to their fullest intent, in addition to addressing emerging standards, such as ISO/PAS 21448.
Input: Understand the customer goals and objectives based on existing processes.
Output: Assessment report and/or Functional Safety implementation plan, project plan tailored to your needs with prioritized list of actions based on assessment.
Input: Functional Safety implementation plan, business needs
Output: Certified or compliant corporate processes for implementation of Functional Safety tailored to your needs
Input: Functional Safety implementation plan, current development toolchain, existing design portfolio, product line roadmap, business needs and constraints
Output: Functional Safety compliant framework, integrated toolchain, for product development that aligns with overall goals and engineering department workflow
Input: Mapping of existing skills related to business needs, product line roadmap
Output: Training on safety-related processes or tools to close the gaps and accelerate the development team
Input: Business needs and stakeholder/product requirements
Output: Functional Safety certified/compliant ECUs (Systems, Hardware, Software, Design and Test)
Input: Assessment, Work Scope, Project Management
Output: Schedules, budget, plans to achieve Functional Safety
Input: Applicable business standards, product roadmap
Output: Analysis report and implementation plan
Input: Systems, software, hardware requirements, and business processes and tools
Output: Verification and validation of systems, including the development of test equipment, and processes documentation (Functional Safety / ASPICE / DO-178 or other)
Input: Product requirements and design
Output: Safety analysis from concept to production (i.e. HARA, FMEDA, FHA, FTA, etc.)
LHP has standardized the steps towards ISO 26262 compliance. By applying a controlled recipe that addresses business and technical needs, organizations can leverage the most important features of ISO 26262 at the right time.
We’ll guide you through the following steps to get your organization ISO 26262 compliant:
As your partner, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to implement the necessary changes and assist you in the documentation process (eliminating hours of redundant labor).
We’ll work with your team to implement an ISO 26262 compliant workflow relevant to your product. This includes ensuring proper functional safety management is in place, defining relevant development activities, and installing supporting processes as required by ISO 26262.
Answers to Your Functional Safety Challenges
LHP has helped over 20 OEMs understand and implement automotive functional safety standards and regulations. With a clear understanding of your business and your needs, we can create custom tools to assist with the compliance and verification process.
We’ll work with you to streamline your management structure to maximize the value of your organization, identify the necessary safety requirements, and create a system for verification and validation.
Training Your Team on the Latest Standards
We are partnered with one of the largest certification agencies in the world, TÜV NORD. The experienced professionals at this internationally recognized and certified organization have many years of practical know-how in functional safety and the relevant standards associated.
LHP and TÜV-NORD have partnered to offer training and certification under TÜV NORD`s market-leading “Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer” (FSCAE) program to help you.