Challenges of functional safety in tractor development
In the agricultural industry, the protection of electronic functions according to ISO 25119 is necessary. It enhances security and protects from product liability problems. As a conclusion, AVL implement the safety management and the technical safety concepts as an integral part of the electronic development, right from the beginning.
The development of electronic components according to safety standards is already a long-established practice in many industries. Originally introduced by the military soon after, the manufacturers of electronic aircraft componentsused procedures to better secure the development of safety-critical functionalities. Standards such as ISO 61508 have been developed and used to ensure that all manufacturers achieve a comparable level. For more than ten years, similar standards (ISO 26262 and ISO 25119) have been introduced to the automotive and agricultural industries. In the meantime, the EU Regulation 167/2013 enforces its application as a...