Automotive Functional Safety Week

To implement safety-critical systems successfully in keeping with ISO 26262 standards, it’s important that different departments work together properly, even if separate areas of the business have different priorities to focus on and come at things from a different angle. During the Functional Safety Week, we take a close look at each aspect individually. Accordingly, each day functions as an independent module so participants can book each topic separately depending on requirements.

  • Automotive Functional Safety Week

    Training objectives & content

    The first two days of this course are recommended for people new to the topic of functional safety. Days three, four and five look at specific aspects in more detail with a focus on the individual stages of product development.

    Modules can also be booked as an in-house course, either individually or as part of a package. Courses can be arranged to take place at any time at your place of work, in German or English. We will be happy to write a concept proposal for your specific training requirements.

    •   5 Days
    •   from 9 - 17 o'clock
    •   Inhouse only
    •   DE | EN
    •   limited to 12 participants


    This introductory module is a fast-track and systematic point of entry to the concept underlying functional safety according to ISO 26262. As well as looking at examples and running through exercises, you will also be shown connections and overlaps and see how tools are implemented in practice.

    • Setting up and working with ISO 26262 and its fundamental requirements
    • Typical division of tasks between suppliers and other stakeholders
    • The impacts of ISO 26262 on your own area of responsibility
    • Risks potentially associated with product liability

    ISO 26262 requires a systematic approach in order to safeguard the functional safety of electronic components used in vehicles. This course looks at the demands placed on management both on an organisational level and within actual projects.

    • Organising areas of a business or a project with a bearing on functionally safe product development
    • The specific requirements laid down under ISO 26262 affecting senior management and other people with managerial responsibility
    • Typical solutions for management
    • The tasks of a safety manager
    • Risks associated with product liability

    Day 3 deals with the risks associated with electronic products on a vehicle level in order to introduce required safety mechanisms to hardware and software. This course shows everything that needs to be done to deal with vehicle and system safety.

    • Assessment of dangers and risks according to ISO 26262
    • Definition of safety goals and requirements
    • The demands placed by safety concepts and different approaches
    • Verifying implementation of these safety requirements

    The job performed by hardware used in vehicle electronic products is to implement safety mechanisms. To validate the reliability of hardware, ISO 26262 provides a fault model.

    • Requirements under Part 5 of ISO 26262 affecting product development at the hardware level
    • Calculation of hardware architectural metrics
    • Hardware failure rates
    • Assessing whether sufficient safety mechanisms are in place
    • Verifying the implementation of hardware safety requirements

    ISO 26262 expects specific methods to be used, beyond good software engineering and Automotive SPICE®. This course explains the issues that need to be considered during software development and how to deal with these issues in practical terms.

    • Requirements laid down under Part 6 of ISO 26262 affecting software development
    • Tasks per phase of software development, depending on the ASIL
    • Verifying the implementation of software safety requirements

    Whether its certification training you need or an individual workshop, you always benefit from the full advantages of our know-how. We will design the right training to match your needs, for you (individually) as an expert, or as an exclusive in-house course for your company. Our experts offer all courses in German and English.

    Smilja Mateja, Training Coordination

    Extra value


    We look forward to welcoming you to our training courses. To make it easier for you to concentrate on your course, we do everything we can to make your stay as pleasant as possible. 

    If your course lasts more than four days, we would be delighted to invite you out for the evening. This is also a useful opportunity to discuss what you have learnt or experienced with other course participants and forge friendships.

    SINCE 2008

    We’re proud that we have been one of the pioneers of functional safety since 2008 and that this has given us the opportunity to leverage our experience in developing the ISO 26262 safety standard.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    Functional SafetyAssessments

    At the German National Accreditation Body (DAkkS), we are listed as an C-type inspection body and carry out assessments for functional safety (FSA). 

    Automotive electronics safe and reliable?
    Expertise it's us!

    700+ PROJECTS

    We have a wealth of experience in functional safety according to ISO 26262, having conducted over 700 projects with more than 100 clients worldwide.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!


    To date, we have trained more than 100 specialists under the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety (Automotive) certification scheme.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    +250 YEARS

    If we add up the experience of our experts in the field of functional safety, it comes to no less than 250 years.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    Classic manual

    Who wrote the classic manual on Functional Safety in Practice, or Functional Safety Essentials? We did.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    18 Experts

    We already have 18 experts certified under the TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety (Automotive) scheme, or privately approved as official trainers.

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    Committee work

    We work as expert advisors to a variety of industry associations, for example through our committee work for the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI).

    Functional safety in automotive electronics? We’re the experts!

    Process & organisation

    Information on the training programme

    Some courses take place several times a year as classroom training sessions. Others are only offered as in-house training.

    To make a binding reservation, book directly through the website or send us an order. We will confirm course dates as soon as we have received a minimum number of reservations. You will be sent all required information on course arrangements in advance. Fees include digital course materials, and, if you come to our sites, lunch and refreshments during breaks.

    Most of our courses can also be booked as in-house training sessions. Our instructors will be happy to travel directly to your place of work and train your teams on site. We can also mix and match the content of in-house courses and take a particular situation affecting your projects into account. We will be happy to write a concept proposal for your specific training requirements.

    All courses outlined in our training programme can be held in German or English. Our training materials are written in English.

    You will receive the training documents as a PDF. We recommend that you have your notebook or tablet with you during the course.

    Training package: Seminar skills and attractive discounts

    • 10% early-bird booking discount if you register six or more weeks before a training session.
    • 10% group discount if you register more than one participant from your company for the same course.

    Want to save even more? Discounts can be combined for the same course.

    These conditions do not apply to VDA examination fees for Automotive SPICE® assessor training sessions or the Scaled Agile, Inc. fee for SAFe training.

    We strongly recommend that you have the appropriate ISO standards at hand for and during the exam, and of course during your further work.

    For the Cybersecurity Engineer training (TÜV Nord) this concerns ISO/SAE 21434, for the Functional Safety Engineer course (TÜV Rheinland) the safety standard ISO 26262. For Automotive SPICE® training, however, you will receive the model in the form of our original pocket guide.

    For legal reasons, we are unfortunately not authorized to provide you with a copy of ISO standards. Please ask your employer if you can obtain the respective standard there.

    Conditions of participation

    For courses in our seminar rooms, the fees include digital course materials, lunch and refreshments during breaks per person.

    Our services will be invoiced before beginning of training course.

    Terms of payment: 10 days net. In case of late payment late interest will be charged in accordance with current BGB regulations, in particular §288 BGB (German Civil Code).

    This offer is only open to companies or registered tradespersons. All fees are subject to current sales tax and must be paid on receipt of invoice. Early-bird and group discounts will be subtracted as necessary from invoices.

    We will confirm receipt of your registration. Registrations can be cancelled without penalty up to 6 weeks before each individual event; after that the following rules apply:

    • 6 weeks to 4 weeks before the start of the event = 10%. 
    • 4 weeks to 7 days before the event = 50%.
    • Fees will not be refunded if you cancel a course less than a week before an event.

    We will gladly accept a substitute participant at no additional cost. 

    All courses may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    We charge the examination fees of third parties (such as VDC QMC and Scaled Agile Inc. as well as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Nord) on their behalf. Such fees are not eligible for a discount.

    Your personal information will be stored by KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH in order to organise the event. By registering for a course you also agree to us contacting you by fax, email or telephone. If you do not wish to consent to us using your information in this way, please send us a message or get in touch. You have the right to withdraw your consent to this arrangement at any time.

    If you take part in an examination with a third-party provider such as the VDA QMC and Scaled Agile Inc. as well as TÜV Rheinland and TÜV Nord, we will pass on the necessary data to the respective provider.