ISO 26262

Process consulting, tool qualification, and safety concepts

Compliance with the ISO 26262 standard ensures that functional safety has been sufficiently taken into account in the development of safety-related electrical/electronic systems for motor vehicles. This helps to avoid unacceptable dangers to humans and to reduce the risks of product liability.

Further Information

With its ISO 26262 consulting services, MicroNova supports automotive manufacturers and suppliers in implementing the measures required by this standard for the development of automotive electronics. The services are directed at Functional Safety Managers, Quality Managers, and Test Managers looking for competent advice on project coordination, requirements creation, and documentation. They benefit from MicroNova’s decades of experience in development and test processes in the automotive sector. Our consultants help to identify and implement improvement potential for processes and tool chains in the field of functional safety.

Another area of focus of MicroNova is the qualification of tools and tool chains in accordance with ISO 26262, which has already been successfully completed in numerous customer projects. In addition to executing FMEAs (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), the qualification also includes preparing classification and qualification reports, as well as support in conducting assessments.

MicroNova therefore supports companies in introducing and implementing functional safety processes in accordance with ISO 26262 – from concept to approval.

ISO 26262 - Development and testing with functional safety (German)

Webinar recording from March 9, 2021, duration: 42 minutes

  • Introduction to ISO 26262
  • ISO 26262 Gap Analysis
  • Tool qualification according to ISO 26262 Part 8

Services at a glance

Realization of safety workshops

  • Identification of requirements
  • Introduction to the ISO 26262 Standard
  • Support for critical projects

Safety gap analysis

  • Scope definition
  • Analysis of processes and toolchains for compliance with ISO 26262
  • Definition of measures in order to achieve conformity

Performance of FMEAs

  • Definition of use cases
  • Analysis of potential errors
  • Assessment of the risk of error
  • Preparation of safety requirements

Data visualization

  • Tool selection for data access
  • Assurance of requirements traceability
  • Visualization of artifacts relevant for ISO 26262

Tool qualification

  • Determination of tool confidence level
  • Preparation of classification report
  • Definition and implementation of qualification measures
  • Preparation of qualification report
  • Support for assessments

Five steps to realization

Reference Projects

ISO 26262 Qualification of Virtual ECU

The qualification of a so-called “virtual control unit” (vECU for short) in accordance with ISO 26262 was commissioned as part of the development of a highly available ECU. This is software designed to act as a replacement for the physical control unit.

Project Reference

ISO 26262 Qualification of Software Tool

The client company commissioned the qualification of a software tool in accordance with ISO 26262. ISO 26262 requires tests under normal operating conditions for the qualification of a software component, as well as tests adding errors to the system to check how it reacts to abnormal inputs. Software errors such as runtime and data errors are analyzed and corrected during the development process.

Project Reference

Use our experience to your advantage

MicroNova has many years of practical experience in their respective fields. Our consultants have direct access to our experts in hardware and software development as well as testing. With MicroNova you get not only consulting, but also the knowledge and experience from more than 30 years of automotive engineering.

Talk to us and find out how we can support you in your individual challenges!


Abdülkerim Dagli
+49 8139 9300-0


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