ISO 26262 in Automotive Software Development

ISO 26262 has been used in Europe for a number of years for functional safety software development. In the U.S., companies are ramping up to prepare for developing the software in compliance with ISO 26262.

Product development at the software level

Experts in ISO 26262

The staff at MES have extensive expertise in the processes and tools needed to help companies increase their compliance to ISO 26262, Part 6 for Software Development. Check out our software tools, training, and consulting/testing services:

Tools for ISO 26262-compliance

MES Model Examiner® (MXAM)

  • Supports ISO 26262, Part 6, Section 5.4.7 requirement for having a modeling style guide
  • Comes with over 650 built-in checks
  • Certified by TUV SUD for ISO 26262

MES Test Manager® (MTest)

  • Help ensure that your requirements are well formed with an interactive GUI
  • Automatic generation of assertions to determine if safety requirements are met
  • Trace requirements to test cases, to test results, to assertions
  • Interactive GUI to create requirements-based tests
  • Support testing for ISO 26262, Part 6, Tables 10 through 14


  • Support for ISO 26262, Part 6, Table 3 on software architectural design principles
  • Identify and then simplify overly complex portions of the model that will be hard to review, test, and maintain

MES Quality Commander® (MQC)

  • Manager’s dashboard to track the project’s quality over time in support of the ISO 26262 promoted Safety Culture




ISO 26262 Deployment Process Options:

  • Gap analysis and recommended actions for process, methods, and tools
  • Creation of a process manual
  • Creation of developer manuals
    • Includes reviewing/creating Simulink modeling style guides
  • Assistance in implementing the ISO 26262 compliant process
  • Development support
    • Converting models to be compliant to ISO 26262 supporting modeling style guide
    • Creating requirement-based test cases

Testing Services

Our Test Center can convert your requirements into test cases and assessments, create a regression/back-to-back test environment, and coaching.

Testing in compliance with the highest quality standards



ISO 26262 Personnel