An increasing number of high profile recalls have proved that even industry leaders in automotive technology are not immune to functional safety issues. ISO 26262 provides an automotive safety lifecycle that covers management, development, production, operation, service and decommissioning.
Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers risk losing their competitive advantage if they fail to implement the requirements of ISO 26262. They also often approach functional safety as an afterthought following product development, rather than as an integral part of the design process, spending millions of dollars rectifying issues, rather than avoiding them from the start.
This white paper gives an overview of how the automotive industry can address this challenge to help minimise the risks of product liability and ensure continued profitability.