ISO 26262 Critical Capabilities

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July 2021
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Ensure you are able to gather appropriate, often complex, data and diagnose the cause of a problem before taking action; separate causes from symptoms; apply lessons learned from others who encountered similar problems or challenges; anticipate problems and develop contingency plans to deal with them; develop and evaluate alternative courses of action. 

Provide program leadership and development to help meet and provide safety critical device level deliverables, obligations, assessments, and where applicable, third party functional safety certification liaison support. 



  • Understand how failures propagate through the system.

  • Reduce the likelihood of the risk.

  • Measure functional safety.

  • Motivate a team to build a functional and correct system in a limited time.

  • Enter (or approach) the standard.

  • Build a safe software architecture on this basis.

  • Keep the different kinds of safety related requirements consistent.

  • Specify the goals to achieve safety.

  • Measure safety improvement.

  • Mitigate the impact of errors.




The Art of Service has identified hundreds of ISO 26262 critical capabilities and use cases to assess and compare, or prepare for, your assessment results. Leaders should select a result that best aligns with their business needs before implementing a solution.

The Art of Service's Critical Capabilities evaluates hundreds of results to help with the outcome selection process.

This Critical Capabilities report will enable leaders to shortlist hundreds of appropriate results across the seven RDMAICS typical use cases, this research will help guide leaders' choices.

This Analysis will help you plan your ISO 26262 roadmap.

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What You Need to Know


  • Recognize results
  • Define results
  • Measure results
  • Analyze results
  • Improve results
  • Control results
  • Sustain results

The Art of Service Methodology

117 Reviews

  • 4
    Modify the software to meet changed functional requirements and to retain its safety properties.

    Posted by Kristopher H. on 28th Jul 2021

    Kristopher H., Jr. Functional Safety Engineer

  • 4
    Know that assertions are valid.

    Posted by Evelyn C. on 28th Jul 2021

    Evelyn C., Autonomous Driving

  • 5
    In a world with growing diversity, get teamwork, cooperation and innovation working.

    Posted by Henry S. on 23rd Jul 2021

    Henry S., Function Development Engineer

  • 4
    Build a safe software architecture on this basis.

    Posted by Justin R. on 19th Jul 2021

    Justin R., Functional Safety Engineer Ð Production + Service

  • 5
    Motivate a team to build a functional and correct system in a limited time.

    Posted by Henry B. on 18th Jul 2021

    Henry B., Systems Engineer

  • 4
    Get up to speed with all this new stuff.

    Posted by Andrew H. on 15th Jul 2021

    Andrew H., Vehicle Fleet Operation and Lab Manager

  • 5
    Assess whether vehicles are safe enough to be allowed on the roads.

    Posted by Kimberly H. on 14th Jul 2021

    Kimberly H., Manager

  • 5
    Characterise the different work products that iso 26262 stipulates must be produced since they have different objectives.

    Posted by Michelle C. on 14th Jul 2021

    Michelle C., Senior Automotive Safety Assessor

  • 4
    Cope with the tool qualification.

    Posted by Mackenzie F. on 8th Jul 2021

    Mackenzie F., Functional Safety Engineer