SOTIF Assessments, Audits & Certification

Support from the market leader on the new challenges of autonomous driving.

The increase in automated driving and autonomous cars brings new safety challenges to the automotive industry. These challenges have resulted in a raft of standards relating to functional safety, Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF), cybersecurity and many more.  

The absence of unreasonable risk due to potentially hazardous behaviors related to functionality limitations is defined as SOTIF. Functional safety (addressed by the ISO 26262 series) and SOTIF are distinct and complementary aspects of safety.

With regard to the introduction of autonomous driving in several stages, the new SOTIF standard ISO 21448 is a valuable tool for a responsible process-related and technical implementation of the new challenges.

SOTIF assessment & certification from SGS

As a DAkkS (German accreditation authority) accredited body for all relevant standards relevant for functional safety in automated driving, we offer full assessment audit and certification services for all the major standards, local and global. These include:  

  • ISO 26262:2018 Road Vehicles – Functional Safety
  • ISO/DIS 21448:2021 Road vehicles – Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF)  
  • UL 4600:2020 Standard for Evaluation of Autonomous Products
  • ISO/TR 4804:2020 Road vehicles – Safety and cybersecurity for automated driving systems: design, verification and validation

We are also actively involved in the development of upcoming standards, such as:   

  • ISO TS 5083 Road vehicles – Safety and cybersecurity for automated driving
  • IEEE P2851 subgroup SOTIF  

Why work with SGS?

As the leader in evaluation and safety for the automotive industry, with expert teams and facilities located across the globe, we are uniquely placed to offer full Functional Safety and SOTIF testing and certification services to the worldwide automotive industry.

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