SULZBACH, Germany — Vehicle manufacturers are being encouraged by SGS-TÜV Saar to book onto a one-day course in anticipation of new ISO standards for automotive electrical and electronic systems set to come into force in May 2018.

With new safety standards for vehicle functions and their electronic components set to come into force in May 2018, manufacturers are being urged by SGS-TÜV Saar, the accredited testing body for functional safety, to start preparing now for the changes.

ISO 26262, the standard for functional safety, covers all vehicle functions and the electronic components that could result in personal injury in the event of failure. Extensive changes are expected that will affect the entire supply chain, from vehicle manufacturers to system and component suppliers right through to the semiconductor industry.

The Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) of Edition 2 is due to appear this month (February 2018) and, as no further changes will be made to its contents, it sends a green light to industry bodies to start preparing for the transition.

To help the industry better understand and manage the impact of the changes, SGS-TÜV Saar has designed a bespoke one-day course open to all those working in industrial services, automotive and automation sectors.

“As the accredited testing body for Functional Safety, SGS-TÜV Saar is best-placed to guide the industry and our training course will focus on practical examples outlining in clear terms how to implement the standard’s requirements," said Marcus Rau from SGS-TÜV Saar. “It’s encouraging that considerable experience from the practical application of the standard has fed into the new edition of the standard.  The result is the addition of two completely new sections to ISO 26262 Edition 2 which contain many improvements, clarifications and new examples.”

Training on the Revised Edition of ISO 26262

The first one-day course will be held in Dortmund on March 6, 2018, followed by a course in Munich on March 20, 2018. Further courses, offered in German and English, will be hosted throughout the year in Munich and Dortmund. In-house training is also available. Bookings can be made online here.