One of Netgroup’s car manufacturing customers gave us the assignment to support the development of functional safety for their future hybrid car platform. The platform should comply with ISO 26262, and the focus was on the high voltage side, which includes electric motor, battery, charger and inverter.
The ISO 26262 is a functional safety standard that can be used to measure the safety of a car during its life cycle. It is applicable to automation electronics and all electrical safety-related systems. The standard was released in 2011 and Netgroup was involved in the process of production together with several other major companies in the automotive industry such as Volvo cars, BMW, Toyota, Ford, Delphi and Continental.