SOTIF – The Human Factor

SOTIF – The Human Factor

In our final part of this three-part blog on the recently published Publicly Available Specification ISO/PAS 21448:2019 ‘Road vehicles – Safety of the intended functionality’ (SOTIF) we focus on the topic of how SOTIF approaches human factors and compare this...
SOTIF – Making a Scene

SOTIF – Making a Scene

In the first of our three-part blog series on the recently published Publicly Available Specification ISO/PAS 21448:2019 ‘Road vehicles – Safety of the intended functionality’ (SOTIF), we focus on the key terminology associated with scenes, scenarios and...
Part 2: ISO 26262 – Elementary Hardware

Part 2: ISO 26262 – Elementary Hardware

In the first part of our blog we looked at the process of evaluating hardware elements in ISO 26262. In part 2 we will look at the three classes of hardware element and how the process of their evaluation relates to ISO 26262-5:2018.    Operating...
ISO 26262 – Elementary Hardware

ISO 26262 – Elementary Hardware

ISO 26262-8:2018, Section 13 – Evaluation of hardware elements – aims to address the safety compliance of commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware devices (device we are using to avoid confusion with other terminology). One area here that could be enhanced...
Part 3: Keeping Safety on track in the Rail Sector

Part 3: Keeping Safety on track in the Rail Sector

In the final part of our “Keeping Safety on track in the Rail Sector” blog, we are looking beyond the railway functional safety standardization framework to see how other safety relevant industries are addressing functional safety aspects. The series of railway RAMS...