Safer, smarter mobility
As manufacturers develop ever more sophisticated, connected vehicles and mobility systems, resilience is vital, so the public trust their safety and security. That’s where the engineers, analysts and technical specialists in our Vehicle Resilience (VRES) teams come in. It’s about ensuring that new technologies such as connectivity, electrification and automation are integrated safely and securely. So, we work closely with customers to deliver dependable connected products that people can trust. That means combining proactive product design with reactive engineering, based on strong, independent assurance frameworks. And developing sophisticated operational solutions to deliver safer, cleaner and smarter journeys.
Our functional safety teams look at reducing unreasonable risk due to hazards caused by electronic or electrical systems malfunctioning. Working to ISO 26262 standards, we use recognised best practices and state-of-the-art methods to create safer, smarter products. It’s about assessing the potential severity, likelihood and controllability of different hazards and their effects on systems such as batteries, hydrogen fuel cells or digital cockpits. So, we work with customers in a range of different sectors, from automotive to off-highway vehicles, defence and industrial control applications. By understanding their needs and developing advanced solutions, we use our engineering expertise to deliver robust mobility solutions that people can trust.
Safety of the Intended Function
As part of our focus on functional safety, we also harness our expertise to ensure that our customers’ products meet safety of the intended function (SOTIF) requirements. This is about looking at potential risk due to hazards caused by functional deficiencies in the intended functionality of a system, or if someone misuses the system in a reasonably predictable way. So, we look at potential hazards in the real world, such as adverse weather or lighting conditions, and assess how braking, powertrain, or self-driving systems would deal with them. By using recognised best practices and state-of-the-art methods, and working to ISO PAS 21448 standards, we create safer, smarter products.
With the increase in vehicle connectivity and automation, cybersecurity is vital to protect personal and vehicle data, by ensuring on-board systems aren’t hacked or misused. So, we research what vehicles of the future might look like, assess potential cybersecurity threats, analyse vulnerabilities and test security systems. And by assessing vehicle cybersecurity resilience and developing advanced cybersecurity concepts, we help customers manage potential risks. How? By using advanced methods, such as developing toolchains to automate system security and applying a variety of tools to design, verify and validate cyber-physical vehicle systems. All to international standards that we helped develop. So, join us and you’ll help shape the future of vehicle automation.
We work with a variety of vehicle manufacturers to ensure the full range of complex new electrical and electronic technologies are integrated into their vehicles effectively. As a team of specialist consultants, engineers and technicians, we focus on identifying and reducing risk for customers in three key areas. We analyse wired and wireless connectivity performance, by simulating real world and customer impact to identify and resolve any connectivity issues and avoid interference. We also look at electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). And we assess the health and safety implications of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure, such as issues relating to medical implants.
We’ve been delivering Electromagnetic Compatibility engineering solutions to automotive customers for over 35 years. So, our EMC team has a deep understanding of the issues involved, with extensive experience of EMC testing, qualification programmes and consultancy, covering areas such as RF immunity and emissions testing. Join us and you could be testing static or dynamic vehicles using our four-wheel dynamometer. You might be assessing infotainment performance or radio reception. Or you may be carrying out EMC tests for high voltage battery packs, or plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle charging systems. In short, you’ll play a major role in creating safer and smarter mobility.