Automotive Functional Safety Course

ISO 26262 Automotive Functional Safety Training Course

Qualifying People - Developing Future

Qualifying People - Developing Future


ABOUT THE functional safety 26262 COURSE

Automotive Functional Safety Certification. Based on our long-standing practical experience in the field of Functional Safety we supply you with the necessary expertise for the updated ISO 26262 2nd Edition. Safety is one of the key issues in the development and now valid for all road vehicles like Trucks, Buses, Motorcycles and Automobiles. The sector specific needs of electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems within road vehicles is explained in this standard. Our training modules are based on the practical use of this standard in your daily business to avoid increasing risk from systematic and random hardware failures.


Course modules 1 to 4 introduce you to the processes necessary for your role in the safety life cycle (highly recommended for beginner). You are familiarized with the individual topics with the help of practical examples. All course modules 1 - 4 adopt a situation-based approach to the role of safety analyses and supporting processes and the resulting deliverables. Explanations of the necessary work products and appropriate treatment of the safety plan are naturally an integral part of all modules.

  • Overview (Duration: 1 day)

    The certified Functional Safety according to ISO 26262 is a training spanned across 5 days comprising of the following:

    • Introduction to 'Functional safety management'
    • Management of functional safety in development projects
    • Management of functional safety after SOP
    • Supporting processes for functional safety
  • Risk Analysis (Duration: 1 day)

    Motor vehicle risk analysis to system design according to ISO 26262 will comprise of the following:

    • Hazard analysis with risk assessment (risk analysis / ASIL allocation)
    • Derivation of a functional safety concept
    • Derivation of the technical safety requirements and creation of the technical safety concept
  • Development & Assessment Hardware (Duration: 1 day)

    Development & Assessment of safety relevant hardware according to ISO 26262

    • Fundamentals of reliability consideration
    • Quantitative and qualitative requirements for hardware design
    • Introduction and performance of safety oriented analysis of ISO 26262
    • Rating of faults, calculation of fault metrics and reliability characteristics
    • Assessment of data communications
  • Development and Assessment - Software (Duration: 1 day)

    Development & Assessment of Safety-Relevant Hardware according to ISO 26262

    • General requirements for the software process : process models
    • Selection of methods, techniques and measures required by the standard
    • Practical planning of SW development depending on ASIL
    • Special topics
      - Definition of safety measures / hardware diagnosis
      - Partitioning of software
      - Comparison between code based and model based development
      - Design of project documentation: achieving completeness and reviewability with minimal effort
  • Safety Analysis (Duration: 1 day)

    Role of safety analysis

    • Comprehensive analysis in the safety lifecycle
    • Introduction of commonly used analysis techniques and their strengths / weakness
    • Amplification of the reliability consideration at hardware level
    • Interlinking of various safety analysis
    • Application example


The final ISO 26262 Edition 2 is already released since end of December 2018. The content of this new version has changed regarding the first edition in some points. Time to deal with changes concerning the first edition of the standard from the year 2011. In addition to 2 completely new parts in Edition 2 comes up with many improvements, concretizations and new examples, which were derived from the experiences in the practical application of the standard in the first years. The 1-day course provides an overview of the relevant changes in Edition 2 and illustrates their possible implementation with the help of examples.


  • General overview of the new features of ISO 26262 Edition 2
  • Presentation of the new Part 12 for motorcycles
  • Presentation of the new Part 11 for semiconductor development
  • Changed requirements in Part 2-9
  • New alternative solutions
  • Examples of implementation


  • Enhance your efficiency with training courses linking theory with practical experience in the area of functional safety.
  • Minimise risks by keeping your employees up to date with regard to standards and regulations in science and technology, thus enabling them to identify problems before your operations are affected. Avoid product recalls and loss of reputation by applying an optimised tailored process.
  • Gain competitive edge by applying your knowledge of the diverse roles throughout the safety life-cycle, in order to develop the best solutions for you and your customers.


As an internationally accredited ISO 26262 testing body, TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s leading experts on functional safety and a founding participant in the establishment of the ISO 26262 standard. Our functional safety team was established more than 30 years ago and has accumulated a strong track record. Today, we service OEMs and automotive suppliers globally and are recognised worldwide as a trusted and independent partner to the automotive industry.


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