ISO 26262 Compliance - U.S. Perspective

In the U.S., companies are starting to adopt ISO 26262. Engineering leaders are asking what it will take to become ISO 26262 compliant. How will the ISO 26262 safety culture and detailed list of best practices mix with the U.S. cultural mentality of skipping steps to meet deadlines and maximize short-term profits?

While the U.S. may be behind on adopting ISO 26262, they are seeing the growing need and eventuality that functional safety compliance will not go away. There is a good foundation of model-based development, and other companies are seeing the need for functional safety as a reason to move to a model-based development process. This will make it easier to introduce small changes that will allow companies to more easily approach ISO 26262 compliance.

This talk will present a perspective of where many U.S. companies are today and where they are heading.


Scott Ranville

Scott Ranville (Model Engineering Solutions Inc., Vice President)

Scott started his career in Ford Research where he worked with a number of tool vendors to help develop what today have become some of the industry-leading tools for model-based software development. Scott also conducted internal consulting to help spread the use of these tools within Ford. After Ford, Scott ran a small consulting company for 13 years where he worked primarily in the automotive and aerospace industries on tool and process consulting to help companies adopt and implement model-based development. Scott also created a number of custom automation tools to help fill in the gaps of what the commercially available tools offered. He joined MES in 2018 to run their U.S. subsidiary, where he is looking to continue and expand his consulting services to incorporate MES’s proprietary materials, offer training classes to help pass on a couple of decades’ worth of knowledge and sell MES’s exciting quality assurance tools.