Driving change - SGS-TUV Saar offers vehicle manufacturers practical training for new safety standards

Top Quote 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. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 15, 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.

    Marcus Rau from SGS-TÜV Saar said:
    “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.

    “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 at: https://www.sgs-tuev-saar.com/en/functional-safety-training/automotive-training/schulungen-automotive/module-k-11.html

    About SGS-TÜV Saar
    SGS-TÜV Saar originated in 2008 as a joint venture by the SGS Group Germany and the TÜV Saarland e.V. The accredited testing body for Functional Safety supports clients from fields such as industrial services, automotive and automation on all issues relating to Functional Safety from its headquarters in Munich and its offices across Germany and branches around the world. Its independent auditors provide training and qualifications, consultancy, safety analytics, testing, and certification. The SGS-TÜV Saar experts actively participate as members of the relevant standardization bodies, including the committees for ISO 26262 and IEC 61508. Further information is available at: www.sgs-tuev-saar.de

    For further information contact:
    Marcus Rau
    Global Operations Manager Functional Safety
    Functional Safety & Cyber Security
    Tel: +49 89 787475-283

    About SGS
    SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

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