Evaluation of hardware elements is an alternative means of compliance with ISO 26262-5. Applicable either to commercial parts of the shelf (COTS) or parts that were not designed according to ISO 26262 but considered to be safety-related within the context of an ISO 26262 compliant item or element in which they are to be integrated.
Professor Dr Dr h.c. Manfred Broy, Chair Software & Systems Engineering, Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Which are in your opinion the most important changes for companies regarding the 2nd edition ISO 26262?
The norm ISO-26262 aims at ascertaining the functional safety of Automotive Electric/Electronic Systems. It is not focused on purely functional system properties, but also demands to exclude nonfunctional safety hazards in case they are critical for a correct functioning of the system.