Ms. Kelly Wu, General Manager of Clientron Corp., stated that the successful ISO 26262 certification at the highest level ASIL-D represents Clientron Corp.’ remarkable capability in working out safe, reliable, connected V2X solutions for smart cockpits by working to the development process and management system of international automakers. Clientron Corp. has set electronics, battery, electrical engineering, and electrical control at its core and integrated the EV automotive electronics system. With this solution, everything is interconnected, from autonomous driving information system and dashboard of the smart cockpit to BCM (body control module), VCU (vehicle control unit), AVAS (acoustic vehicle alerting system), and vision assistance system. The certification also expands collaboration opportunities with European and American automakers and tier-1 suppliers. Clientron Corp. thus showcases their determination to gain a foothold in the smart automotive supply chain and break into the global EV market.
Mr. Gerhard Rieger, Senior Vice President of DEKRA Global Functional Safety, emphasized that safety has always been key to vehicle development. Riding the trends of intelligentization, automation, and connectivity, vehicles will be mounted with more highly functional electronic products, but these electronic systems with high complexity entail considerable risks to safety. This is where ISO 26262 process certification comes into play to ensure compliance with the required functional safety level when developing vehicles. Therefore, early implementation of ISO 26262 process certification at the design and development phases significantly reduces failure risks while saving time, resources, and cost of development.
Mr. Aaron Lee, Managing Director of DEKRA Taiwan, expressed that the automotive industry is rapidly edging towards electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity, and in turn drives the need for more advanced electronics and safety assistance systems in future cars. Accordingly, safety is of critical priority when it comes to design and development. Manufacturers can seek help from DEKRA's team of experts to implement ISO 26262, ISO/SAE 21434, Automotive SPICE and Cyber-Security processes. Besides, DEKRA provides integrated service solutions, including training, gap analysis, testing, and certification, for manufacturers to efficiently pass various international standards and process certifications, securing their entry ticket to the automotive supply chain.
Mr. William Cheng, Senior Vice President of iST, who leads the consulting team for this project, added that DEKRA is the world's leading company in automotive electronics testing and certification, and iST has a superior advantage in the field of automotive electronics reliability verification and consulting. In 2020, iST started to cooperate with DEKRA to provide integrated solutions for automotive electronic functional safety through the partnership. We provide professional consulting services to Clientron from ISO 26262 specifications, covering process, production, development tool, and SEooC (Safety Element out of Context) as well as subsequent audit and certification applications, providing an integrated solution for automotive electronic functional safety.