Vehicle manufacturers are being encouraged to book onto a one-day course in anticipation of new standards for automotive electrical and electronic systems expected to come into force in May 2018.

The standard for Functional Safety, ISO 26262, covers all vehicle functions and their 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.

Marcus Rau from SGS-TÜV Saar said: "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.

"We'd urge those working in industrial services, automotive and automation to start preparing now for the changes. 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."

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 will be hosted throughout the year in Munich and Dortmund, and will be offered in German and English. In-house training is also available. Book online

For further information, please contact:

Marcus Rau
Global Operations Manager Functional Safety
Deputy Division Manager
Product Manager Training
Functional Safety & Cyber Security
t: +49 89 787475-283

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. Find out more >

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.