Safety & Systems Engineering

Holistic safety instead of just standard conformity

The competence centre safety and systems engineering offers consulting and realizes all functional safety activities. We lead our customers faster and more cost-effectively to a secure, technically adequate system and systematically reduce communication issues between hardware/software, OEM/supplier and functional safety and "regular" product development.

Experts from the field of embedded systems with the focus on safety and systems engineering as well as solid domain knowledge work in nationwide networked teams. Through the integrated consideration of nominal function and functional safety, we ensure practical solutions and deliver safety beyond mere standard conformity.

Where we make the difference

  • Integrated safety instead of limited focus on standard compliance
  • A quick route to a safe and technically adequate system
  • The latest safety expertise, also in areas that have not yet been standardised, by active research
  • Experienced engineers with intense safety knowledge and longterm development background in areas such as steering, e-drive, driver assistance and automated driving, central electronics
  • Active bridging of knowledge and communication gaps between specialised disciplines and central departments
  • Systematic reuse of components due to synergies between model-based development and functional safety

Service overview


  • Hazard and risk analysis
  • Qualitative and quantitative safety analyses (FTA, FMEA, FMEDA) and calculation of metrics
  • Compilation of functional and technical safety concepts for OEM and supplier
  • Model-based specification of (safety) architectures, design of adequate safety measures on system, hardware and software level, problem-adequate safety requirements and traceability
  • Verification and validation concepts, problem-adequate and efficient test case compilation
  • Support of the OEM/supplier interface, assessments, release recommendations

Safety process consulting

  • Evaluation of existing development processes (gap analysis) according to ISO 26262, also with Automotive SPICE
  • Safety introduction and improvement projects, supplier competence evaluation
  • Company-specific tailoring of the standards specifications, integrated guidelines (single-source principle)
  • Consulting in the overlapping areas between safety/security, safety/software quality, safety/performance


  • Establishing product understanding and documentation/modelling, including UML/SysML, Simulink
  • Technical analysis of requirements and mapping to specific solutions
  • Compilation of (model-based) system architecture documentation
  • Reverse engineering and refactoring of grown product architectures
  • Analysis of systemic properties such as safety, reliability, performance, reaction time
  • Feasibility studies and technical risk analysis, evaluation of solutions and alternatives
  • We support external and internal development teams in tasks with high system complexity that are part of large projects such as the development of complete control devices or distributed vehicle functions and act as a consulting service provider for their safe implementation

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