About ten years ago, ISO 26262 as a new standard for Functional Safety in the automotive industry provided a new level in tackling safety in electrical and electronic systems.
The ISO 26262 standard has defined clear requirements that must take into account safety-relevant functions of the system as well as processes and methods within the development.
It is still a tremendous challenge for many companies and development projects to integrate Functional Safety in accordance with ISO 26262 into projects in an organization-specific and holistic manner. One of the main reasons for this continues to be the shortage of practice-relevant and application-based expertise on ISO 26262.
Now, in addition, ISO/SAE 21434 presents the next major challenge for the automotive industry, which is the integration of state-of-the-art cybersecurity principles.
This makes it all the more important to put the assets of value chain, development projects and organizational structures to the test at an early stage in order to have an initial evaluation of the implementation of and future compliance with ISO/SAE 21434.