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A recommended practice for functional safety in SMEs

Kenneth Bandhoe, Jan Benders, Roel van den Boom, Geert Kwintenberg, Milan Luburi
Leestijd: 6 minuten

The Smartcode project is working towards a practical, publicly available recommended practice based on the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for road vehicles. The project partners explain why and how.

Modern systems are taking over more and more tasks from humans. Road vehicles include an increasing number of support systems, and it won’t take long for the fully autonomous vehicle to present itself. Robots have evolved from handy production tools into versatile value-adding solutions. As cobots, they even interact with humans, further expanding their usability.

Such applications pose a demanding set of requirements on control systems. As complexity increases, the safety aspect gains importance. At the same time the available development time is under pressure. Companies, especially SMEs, are challenged to master a growing set of competencies without losing focus on the actual product.

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