I.D.# PD331134ON
Access Period: 30 Days
Duration: 4.5 Hours

ISO 26262: Road Vehicle - Functional Safety is now becoming a condition of compliance for doing business in the automotive sector. The Scope states: “ISO 26262 is intended to be applied to safety-related systems that include one or more electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems and that are installed in series production passenger cars with a maximum gross vehicle mass up to 3,500 kg…"

This course provides background for reading and applying the standard and explains its scope, the major differences from the general safety standard IEC 61508, and how the scope changes with the introduction of new systems. The vocabulary of the standard is used to enable participants to engage in the context of the standard and a selected list of acronyms is provided as reference. An overview of all parts of the standard is provided and its impact is explained, without lengthy examples requiring days of workshop attendance.

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?

This course would be especially valuable for engineers and managers that desire an overview of the standard’s content, without attending a multi-day workshop or following lengthy technical examples in order to become skilled practitioners. This includes those involved in product development for vehicle manufacturers or suppliers whose products contain electronics or software; engineering quality professionals including SPICE, CMMI, and internal process assessment; attorneys involved in Product Liability; and supplier quality engineers. Course participants should have an engineering degree. Knowledge of automotive product development and electronics or software is helpful. It is recommended that you have a copy of the ISO 26262 Standard, but it is not required. However, the standard is required for application after the course is completed.

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0.45 CEUs


"This web seminar covers all aspects of the ISO 26262 standard. The instructor draws upon his in-depth experience and uses practical examples to reinforce the material. I recommend this course to anyone needing to learn how they will be affected by ISO 26262."
Thomas Le Mense
Principal Application Engineer
Infineon Technologies North America Corp


By participating in this course, you will be able to use the standard to:

  • Determine if and how the scope of ISO 26262 applies to your system or component
  • Plan a Safety Case based on ISO 26262
  • Prepare or reply to Development Interface Agreement compliant to ISO 26262
  • Determine the safety goals and Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL)
  • Determine the HW requirements based on ASIL
  • Determine the SW requirements based on ASIL


Session 1

  • Motivation for Creating ISO 26262
    • Pre-standard work of France and Germany
    • U.S. involvement and resulting changes to the standard
    • National Academy of Science expectations
  • Differences to IEC 61508, the General Safety Standard Previously Used
    • Comparison
    • Impact on Automotive Development
  • Overview of the ISO 26262
    • Planning
    • System
Session 2
  • Overview of the ISO 26262 (cont'd)
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Operations
    • Supporting Processes
    • ASIL-oriented and Safety-oriented Analyses

Instructor(s): Joseph D. Miller

Since 2005, Joe Miller has served as the chairman of the United States Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC22/SG3/WG16, which is developing ISO 26262: Road Vehicles - Functional Safety. This was recognized by the SAE Technical Standards Board Outstanding Contribution Award. He is the Chief Engineer of Systems Safety at TRW Automotive responsible for the systems safety process. Prior to this, he has managed systems engineering, manufacturing planning, and program control for electric steering. He has also engineered communication, avionics, infrared, and radar systems, as well as and thick and thin film components. Joe has 20 US patents, a Master of Engineering (EE) and a Master of Business Administration.

Materials Provided

  • 30 days of online single-user access to the two session, approximately four and one half hour, recorded presentation
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Online learning assessment
  • .45 CEUs* (with satisfactory assessment score)
*SAE Webinar Recordings award the IACET CEU.

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Equipment Requirements

  • Windows 7, 8 (Apple OSX and Unix/Linux are not supported but may work)
  • Pentium 4 PC
  • Minimum 512 MB RAM; recommended 1 GB RAM
  • Internet Explorer 10-11, Mozilla Firefox 37 , Google Chrome 42 (Safari and Opera are not supported)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

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