International standard for functional safety in the automotive industry
ISO 26262 is an international standard for functional safety in the automotive industry. The standard applies to electrical and electronic systems consisting of hardware and software components in vehicles. It defines requirements to be met by the safety relevant function of the system as well as by processes, methods and tools which are used within the development process.
The standard ensures that sufficient levels of safety are being met and maintained throughout the vehicle lifecycle. Using the standard to evaluate the safety of your vehicle’s electrical and electronic components enables automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to:
TÜV SÜD is one of the world’s leading experts on functional safety for the automotive industry. Our functional safety team was established more than 30 years ago, and has accumulated an unparalleled track record in functional safety testing. We participated in the establishment of the ISO 26262 standard and are an internationally accredited ISO 26262 testing body. Today, we service OEMs and automotive suppliers globally, and are recognized worldwide as a trusted and independent partner to the automotive industry. Our globally recognized TÜV SÜD ISO 26262 certification mark proves your conformity to the automotive functional safety standard.
TÜV SÜD has a global network of automotive functional safety experts who are ready to support your business with in-depth knowledge of the automotive functional safety standard and extensive industry experience wherever you are based.
Our comprehensive range of functional safety assessment, testing, certification and training services throughout the automotive value chain.
Our experts work closely with your team to meet the requirements of the standard. Our services include:
Assessment of system safety concepts
TÜV SÜD provides testing based on your development documentation and on-site assessments. The result is a technical report that evaluates your systems, hardware, software and tools.
We are accredited to perform IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 certifications for development tools, development processes and safety-relevant products or systems.
Learn how your organization can comply with ISO 26262
Get an overview of the functional safety standard and learn how to achieve compliance.
Learn the key components of ISO 26262 certification