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ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety Training by Tonex

ISO 26262 Automotive Safety FAQ

ISO 26262 functional safety is important because it ensures that a high level of safety is built into car components from the start.

ISO 26262 provides guidance for the entire automotive safety lifecycle, from overall risk management to individual component development, production, operation, service, and decommissioning.

ISO 26262 mandates a functional safety development process (from specification all the way through production release) that automotive OEMs and suppliers must follow and document (for compliance) to have their devices qualified to run inside commercial (passenger) vehicles.

This key mandate outlines a risk classification system (Automotive Safety Integrity Levels, or ASILs) and aims to reduce possible hazards caused by the malfunctioning behavior of electrical and electronic (E/E) systems.

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ISO 26262 specifications were officially released in 2011 as an adaptation of IEC 61508, the generic functional safety standard for E/E systems.

ISO 26262 is very different from other standards in the automotive sector because the focus is specifically on “functional” safety. In other words, the focus of ISO 26262 is to ensure that automotive components do what they’re supposed to do, precisely when they’re supposed to do it. It provides an automotive-specific approach for determining risk classes known as ASILs.

ISO 26262 also provides the ability to reference specific parts of your system because of a common vocabulary provided by the standard. This falls in line with other safety-critical application areas; a common standard provides a way to measure how safe your system is.

There are several key parts to ISO 26262, such as:

  • Provides an automotive safety lifecycle (management, development, production, operation, service, decommissioning) and supports tailoring the necessary activities during these lifecycle phases
  • Provides an automotive specific risk-based approach for determining risk classes (Automotive Safety Integrity Levels, ASILs)
  • Uses ASILs for specifying the item’s necessary safety requirements for achieving an acceptable residual risk
  • Provides requirements for validation and confirmation measures to ensure a sufficient and acceptable level of safety being achieved

Automotive safety features, like the cars themselves, are evolving to better satisfy the ISO 26262 standard.

Once exclusive to luxury vehicles, automotive safety features like crash avoidance technology is now available on many new models.

ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety Course by Tonex

ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety helps you provide the requirements for ISO 26262 and be prepared for the release of ISO 26262. We will teach you how to develop your internal ISO 26262 , implement it, and audit your company’s performance internally.

ISO 26262 is a Functional Safety guideline, which is presently ongoing, known as “Road vehicles — Functional Safety”. It was issued to consider the difficulty of safety-relevant electrical and electronic (E/E) systems. However, it has challenging and difficult specifications hard to understand and implement.

ISO 26262 is an alteration of the Functional Safety standard IEC 61508 for the particulars of Automotive Electric/Electronic Systems. It is applied in the associated Safety Related Systems that contain one or more E/E systems that are installed in manufacturing passenger cars showing the mass weight up to 3,500 kg.

ISO 26262 is a guideline, modified from the Functional Safety Standard IEC 61508 for Automotive Electric / Electronic Systems, established because of significant increase of software incorporation into automotive systems and the likelihood of disastrous flaws. Electronic Systems and software incorporation are a mainly target of ISO 26262. The standard tries to consider failures, which are exclusive, cascading or usual origin in nature. To achieve this, ISO 26262 executes a process to make sure safety in the design of Electronic Systems incorporated into automotive uses.

Learn About:

  • H&R / HARA: Hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • FMEA: Failure mode and effects analysis
  • FTA: Fault tree analysis
  • ISO 26262 hardware architectural metrics
  • ISO 26262 software design, implementation, and safety
  • ISO 26262 functional safety management
  • Analysis of safety goal violations because of random hardware failures
  • DFA: Dependent failure analysis
  • DRBFM: Design review by failure modes

Tonex ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety focuses on the parts of ISO 26262 associated with safety (Part 2, Part 4, and Part 6). However, a comprehensive training, including all parts of the ISO 26262 is provided in the Automotive Functional Safety ISO 26262 Training Bootcamp.

Tonex ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety is a combination of interactive lectures and practical activities, including labs, group activities, and hands-on workshops. You are encouraged to bring your organizational project to work on, or you can simply use the real-world case studies provided by our instructors.


ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety is a 2-day course designed for:

  • System engineers
  • Software engineers
  • Hardware engineers
  • Managers
  • All individuals involved in creating and executing the systems, software and hardware in a motor vehicle.

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand the automotive safety
  • Adjust the required actions through the lifecycle stages
  • Understand all the functional safety perspectives of the whole development process
  • Implement all the aspects of the functional safety development process
  • Understand and execute automotive-specific risk assessments (Automotive Safety Integrity Levels, ASILs)
  • Apply ASILs to identify the item’s required safety criteria to reach a satisfactory residual risk
  • Deliver specifications for verifying and validating techniques to guarantee an adequate level of safety is being reached
  • Understand ISO 26262 requirements
  • Discuss the functional safety issues in automotive development
  • Comprehend the official safety management procedures and the suggested processes to support such
  • Execute risk analysis
  • Understand the functional safety notion
  • Understand technical safety notions and associated system design
  • Develop safety-based hardware and software
  • Develop and execute a practical method to safety analysis

Course Outline

Overview of ISO 26262

  • Origin of ISO 26262
  • ISO 26262 terminology
  • ISO 26262 requirements
  • ISO 26262 applications
  • ISO 26262 life cycle

ISO 26262 Life Cycle

  • Management
  • Development
  • Production
  • Operation
  • Service
  • Decommissioning

 ISO 26262 Parts

  • Vocabulary
  • Functional safety management
  • Concept stage
  • Product development: System level
  • Product development: Hardware level
  • Product development: Software level
  • Production and operation
  • Supporting processes
  • ASIL-based and Safety-based assessment
  • Guidelines on ISO 26262

IEC 61508 Comparison 

  • Part 1: General requirements
  • Part 2: Requirements for electrical/electronic/programmable electronic safety-associated systems
  • Part 3: Software specifications
  • Part 4: Definition and abbreviations
  • Part 5: Techniques for the identification of safety integrity levels
  • Part 6: Guidelines on the parts 2 and 3 applications
  • Part 7: Overview of methods and measures

Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL)

  • ASILs mitigating risk methods
  • ASIL levels A-D, with D being the most demanding
  • Hazard risk assessment
    • Exposure
    • Severity
    • Controllability

Part 2: Management of Functional Safety

  • Planning, coordinating, and documenting actions
  • Functional safety management lifecycle implementation
  • Safety management after Start of Production (SOP)
  • Safety management during development

Functional Safety Management Verification

  • Confirmation review
  • Functional safety audit
  • Functional safety analysis
  • Confirmation measures requirements

Part 4: Product Development – System Level

  • Technical Safety Requirements
  • System Design
  • Item incorporation and testing
  • Safety validation
  • Functional safety evaluation
  • Release for manufacturing

Validation Process Components

  • The construction and structure of the item
  • The description of test cases
  • The acceptance requirements
  • The necessary environmental conditions

Release for Production Documentation

  • Name and signature of the individual accountable for release
  • Version(s) of the released piece
  • Configuration of the released part
  • References to relevant documents
  • The date of release

Part 6: Product Development – Software Level

  • Product development at software level
  • Modeling and coding procedures
  • Software safety requirements specification
  • Software safety requirements verification
  • Software design
  • Structural design verification
  • Design and execution of software unit
  • Software unit evaluation
  • Test case requirements
  • Test case configuration measures
  • Software integration
  • Software safety requirements verification

How to Integrate Software Tools In ISO 26262

  • V model
  • Coding standard enforcement
  • Cyclomatic complexity
  • Software structural design
  • Data and control flow
  • Software unit examination
  • Unit test case execution
  • Coverage assessment
  • Traceability matrices
  • Software lifecycle traceability


ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety

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