Standard Compliance

Important aspects of operational and functional safety of modern E/E systems.

  • Designing a suitable development strategy and defining suitable workflows
  • Creating the development and test environment, if necessary integrating existing elements
  • Proof of suitability and qualification for the entire tool chain 


The development of functions for automated driving and, in the future, autonomous vehicles, results in a rise in the number of safety-critical functionalities. This, in turn, increases the importance of standardized development processes and tests. To meet the requirements of these standards, including traceability throughout the entire development process, systematic test planning and execution, the use of qualified software tools, and detailed analyses of processes and workflows are a must.


The first question is which standards must be met in a specific development project. The second edition of ISO 26262 for ensuring functional safety is available and established in the industry. New safety standards, such as Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF), are also emerging as part of the trend towards automated driving and the associated challenges.

Adapting existing processes to the requirements of the relevant standards or establishing new standard-compliant processes requires not only precise knowledge of all the guidelines applicable to the development or test task at hand but also specialist technical knowledge.


dSPACE Consulting supports you in designing and implementing your processes in compliance with applicable standards. Our collaboration on the second edition of the ISO 26262 standard as well as the future standard ISO/PAS 21448 (SOTIF) makes us experts in the field of validating functions and functionalities.

Experienced consultants help you select suitable development and test environments such as HIL simulators, PC-based validation environments, or production code generators and prove their suitability in safety-critical projects. Additionally, we classify and qualify the software used to ensure that the tool chain is suitable for safety-critical applications from ASIL A to ASIL D. 

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