STAMFORD, CT – November 6, 2018 – HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that the company has been ISO 26262 certified. This certification is the international standard that governs functional safety in the automotive industry commissioned by TüV SüD, Product Service GmbH - 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 recognized leader 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 GmbH, 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 exceptional dedication toward ensuring high system reliability within its software technology to improve the overall safety of passengers in connected vehicles.
“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 Using outdated development processes can slow down innovation and also create risks of vehicle failure. 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” said Dinesh Paliwal, HARMAN President and CEO.
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.
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HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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