Functional Safety Management

Today’s vehicles offer a wide range of functions. Some provide comfort support for driving, others provide a higher level of safety to the driver. Increasing complexity drives the need for reliable engineering in order to avoid or at least detect and mitigate malfunctions which would lead to any person being injured.  Following state of the art for definition, design, and implementation of any system must therefore always be the target. Fulfilling mandatory functional safety standards like ISO 26262 are the key to this path.

Your benefits

  • Your product will be compliant with state of the art functional safety norms and standards.
  • Premium functional safety management support for newly developed as well as existing products.
  • Our service is scalable to your wishes and needs. It is also compatible with other services and products of Continental.
  • We enable your staff to take full advantage of the potential existing tools and methods for the development of safe products.

The functional safety development teams at CES are the largest within the Continental corporation and have more than 100 person-years of experience. These specialists work in all vehicle domains, such as Chassis, ADAS, Infotainment, Powertrain, and Body. For each different industry, CES follows the relevant standards. Some of them are enumerated in the picture.

For our customers, CES functional safety engineers can provide selective support like functional safety training or they can take over a complete set of functional safety work products of system development projects, like new radar, motorbike, or even truck development.

Functional Safety ISO 26262 Service Portfolio

Our functional safety experts are working on the latest system development projects. Some of these innovative systems are complex vehicle server architectures or safety-critical functions in the area of highly automated driving.

TopicContentExamples of Use
Functional Safety Concept
  • Item Definition
  • Hazard Analysis & Risk Assessment (HARA)
  • Functional Safety Concept (FSC)
  • Impact Analysis
  • New Vehicle (full system)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (functional Feature)
  • Powertrain Domain (system)
  • Radar & Brake Components
Functional Safety System Design
  • Technical Safety Concept with Technical Safety Requirements & Safety Architecture
  • Safety Mechanisms Documentation
Functional Safety for System Integration, Verification and Validation
  • Safety Verification and Validation Plan
  • Safety Verification and Validation Result Review
  • Confirmation Reviews, Functional Safety Audits & Assessment
Functional Safety Analysis Techniques
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis for Monitoring and System Response (FMEA-MSR)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Dependent Failure Analysis (DFA)
  • Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA)
  • Design-Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (D-FMEA)
  • Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (P-FMEA)
  • Power Control Unit
  • ADAS Domain (system)
  • Radar & Brake Components
Functional Safety for Hardware and Software Development
  • Software Safety Analysis (SSA)
  • Freedom From Interference (FFI)
  • Tool Qualification
  • Electronic Dynamic Roll Stabilization
General Functional Safety
  • Management of functional safety during the complete life cycle
  • Safety Plan
  • Development Interface Agreement (DIA)
  • Safety Cases
  • OEM ↔ Tier 1 ↔ Tier 2
  • Process for Chassis System Development

Training for ISO26262 by CES Functional Safety Experts

LevelFunctional Safety AwarenessFunctional Safety BasicAdvanced training (customize)
  • Safety Motivation
  • Safety & Quality Philosophy Background & History
  • Principles for Safety
  • Hazard Analysis, Risk Graph, SIL/ASIL
  • System Architectural Analysis and Safety Concept
  • Safety Requirements Specification
  • Hardware Metrics & Methods
  • Software Development
  • Proven in Use
  • FSM and Project Management
  • FSM for Software Development
  • FSM for System Engineers
  • FSM for existing and adapted Systems
  • FSM for Test Engineers

The advanced training will be matched to the customer’s demand.

Target GroupDevelopment engineers, test engineers, project managers, quality managers, etc. for safety-related systems.Safety managers, system engineers, test engineers, project managers.
Duration0.5 day1 day1-2 days
Target Group
  • At CES location: training, lunch, and refreshments included
  • At Customer location: training included, lunch and refreshments excluded
  • Participants of the advanced training need to have FSM basic knowledge already
  • NDA recommended for Advanced Training


Henning Schweder

Business Developer – Systems Engineering

Tel: +49 69 678 696 407