HARMAN achieves Automotive Safety Integrity Level ASIL ‘D’ certification; improves functional safety

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, announced that the company has been ISO 26262 certified. This certification an international standard that governs functional safety in the automotive industry commissioned by TüV SüD, an independent, internationally accredited certification company.

Compliance to ISO 26262 is critical for the safety of connected vehicles and addresses the possible hazards caused by malfunctioned behavior of electrical and/or electronic (E/E) safety related systems and their interactions.

As a vendor of safety and security in connected vehicles, this certification further validates HARMAN’s emphasis on safety at the forefront of innovation throughout the entire automotive technology lifecycle.

Under this certification, TüV SüD Product Service endorses the established software development processes within HARMAN for development up to ASIL D. This classification is used to specify the item’s or element’s necessary requirements of ISO 26262 and safety measures to apply for avoiding an unreasonable risk, with ‘D’ representing the most stringent and ‘A’ the least stringent level.

This achievement acknowledges HARMAN’s commitment towards ensuring high system reliability within its software technology to improve the overall safety of passengers in connected vehicles.

The ISO 26262 standard was published to address the increasing complexity of safety-relevant E/E systems and the related hardware and software components installed in road vehicles.

TüV SüD analyzes automotive OEMs and suppliers through a comprehensive range of functional safety assessment, testing, certification and training services through the automotive value chain to help minimize the risks of product liability.

Recognition of this ISO 26262 certification by TüV SüD is a proof of conformity to this international safety standard and enables our customers to identify the products and services which are globally recognized in automotive safety.

“Consumer appetite for more connectivity in vehicles requires automotive suppliers to adapt quickly to these growing demands. Using outdated development processes can slow down innovation and also create risks of vehicle failure,” said Dinesh Paliwal, HARMAN President and CEO. “Achieving ASIL D certification for software development processes, is crucial for our customers who want to leverage the speed and flexibility of agile development methodologies combined with traditional automotive grade quality and security.”


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