Functional Safety

In the automotive industry, as in other industries, the increasing use of electronics, hardware and software leads to improvements in environmental compatibility, efficiency, safety and also to new comfort functions.

At the same time, the use of such new technologies and functions also involves ever greater risks due to the high complexity, the networking of these systems with each other or due to their new technologies. Malfunctions can have fatal consequences - up to the loss of human life.

Functional safety helps to reduce these risks and to identify and minimize potential sources of error in a newly developed system in advance - before and during development.

Advice and support

In addition to an understanding of processes, tests and software development, functional safety, i.e. the understanding of norms and standards and their compliance, is one of our tasks.

Industry uses the internationally generic standard IEC 61508, which is considered a basic safety publication.

The CENELEC standard for functional safety in software development, DIN EN 50128, is indispensable in rail technology.

Since 2012, seneos has also focused on functional safety in the automotive sector and its ISO 26262 standard.

Through its strategy, seneos promotes the effective reduction of product risks to a minimum to improve product liability while taking total effort into account.

Here, seneos takes on responsible advice and support in automotive customer projects with German OEMs and international suppliers.

Services in the area of ​​Fusi according to ISO26262: Since 2011, ISO 26262 has set the tone for functional safety in automobiles. That doesn't mean it's music to the developers' ears.

A pragmatic implementation of ISO26262 can change that.

The goal should be to generate the greatest possible added value for the development of the product through reasonable effort.

This increases the duty to virtue and the confidence in the safety of one's own products.

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