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Welcome to Smart Safety

Decluttering automotive safety ISO 26262 standard for beginners and professionals

 Thinking of a career in safety?

  • How do I start a career in automotive functional safety?

  • What safety standards should I know?

  • What kind of projects do safety professionals work on?

  • What skills do I need to have to get a job in functional safety?

  • How do I switch to autonomous vehicle safety from conventional automotive functional safety?

  • Do I need help with interview prep?

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Safety Development Lifecycle

Learn about different phases of safety lifecycle and how to implement functional safety

  • V Model

  • Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA)

  • ASIL (Automotive Safety Integrity Level) rating determination

  • Safety requirements specification

  • Verification and Validation (V&V) methods

System Safety Architecture

Learn how to design an architecture for safety-critical systems

  • Architecture definition with multiple ASIL requirements

  • System (software + hardware) level ASIL decomposition 

  • Freedom from interference (FFI)

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Safety Analysis

Learn about different approaches to perform safety analysis on the critical system and identify potentially hazardous software faults

  • SW-FMEA (Software - Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)

  • SW-FTA (Software - Fault Tree Analysis)

  • HSI (Hardware - Software Interface)

  • DFA (Dependent Failure Analysis)

Autonomous Vehicle Safety

Learn about technical challenges of applying functional safety to an autonomous (self-driving) vehicle

  • Modifying existing standard for the autonomous world

  • Key pillars of safety - functional safety, SOTIF (safety of the intended functionality), cyber security and more

  • Verification and Validation (V&V) methods

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Smart Safety was immensely helpful to Violet Labs as we built out our software features supporting ISO 26262, functional safety and HARA. Palak is uniquely skilled at distilling this broad, sometimes ambiguous and complex topic into digestible pieces. She also provided great insight on existing gaps in the toolset for functional safety workflows, what would be most valuable to a user, and what wouldn't.


We look forward to any future opportunities to work with Smart Safety!

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Founder & CEO @ Violet Labs

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