Functional cars – more than one ISO: standard
The more features added to a product, the more factors need to be controlled and secured based on potential safety risks. It’s simple math for manufacturers. Features that have innovated the car market – software systems, assisted driving and driverless cars – have therefore also meant one of the car industry’s biggest challenges to date when it comes to process management.
The downside of rapid development in an industry is the difficulty for static processes and project management systems to keep the same pace. The advanced innovations in the car market have therefore led to a great need for safety regulations and standards to be able to control how the new systems affect the end product.
In 2018, a revision of ISO 26262 was presented – the international standard for functional safety in electronic / electrical systems installed in cars, which was first established in 2011. For players in car manufacturing, this means high demands on having full control over the processes that ensure quality, safety and performance during manufacture.
Being reviewed for compliance with standards and regulations means for most car developers a large consumption of resources in the form of time and efficiency to get all documentation in place. However, with the new requirements for functional safety according to ISO 26262, many companies in the automotive industry have realized the need for efficient systems that can handle projects and facilitate control work, which ensures that production meets all standards and requirements during the process.
With Polarion it is possible. The process management tool Polarion is developed for users who want to work proactively. The purpose of the ISO standards, that are developed around safety, is not to achieve a number of goals, but to initiate a comprehensive ways of working with continuous control over safety, performance and quality. By integrating Polarion into the work, all parts are documented and controlled in a process naturally, where it is easy to follow the product throughout the chain. It requires less resources, provides greater efficiency and above all – a safer production.
Do you work for a company that has realized the benefits of working proactively with process management? Contact us today for an introduction!