Safety Products & Electric / Autonomous Vehicle Standards

by Jonathan Hunt published on September 26, 2019

Product development in autonomous vehicles will need to incorporate IATF 16949 and risk prevention techniques that have long been used in the automotive industry, such as APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA, and SPC. However, IATF 16949 and the Core Tools handbooks will have to change to accommodate the system architecture of system, sub-system, hardware, and software required in safety, electric vehicle (EV), and autonomous vehicle (AV) products as well as the requirements flow among the customer, supplier, and sub-suppliers.

New standards such as ISO 26262, functional safety, cybersecurity (SAE J3061 and ISO/SAE 21434), ISO/PAS 21448:2019 (SOTIF), and Automotive SPICE are key to the implementation of safety, EV, and AV products. They have already become requirements in the automotive industry. This is the rate of change that is forecasted for the global automotive market as OEMs shift product from the combustion engine to electric vehicles. Organizations planning on supporting safety products or entering the EV and AV markets need to study these standards that are vital to the future of the automotive industry.

This 30-minute Webinar examines these important issues. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Chad Kymal, the CTO and founder of the international consulting and training organization Omnex Inc., is a certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, HAACP, ISO 45001, AS9100, ISO 13485 and is an INTACS certified assessor for Automotive SPICE. With more than 30 years working in the automotive industry, he also assesses and works in automotive software for Agile, Automotive SPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262 – Part 6. Chad also conducts ISO 26262 assessments, audits, and implementations. After graduating from the General Motors Institute, Chad spent a number of years working at General Motors and KPMG before founding Omnex in 1986. Over the course of his career, he has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners and has received numerous quality achievement awards. He holds a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA Cum Laude from the University of Michigan.