ISO FDIS 21448 SOTIF Training

Course Duration: 3 Days - 8 Hours/day

This three-day seminar is designed as an overview of Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF) requirements of ISO 21448:2022. It provides the basis to manage the development of new products utilizing electrical and electronic elements to assure functional safety at the nominal design.

ISO 26262:2018 is concerned with the safety of the new driving systems as related to the malfunction behaviors due to the E/E failures. It does not concern itself with the nominal performance of the item.

SOTIF is related to the reasonably foreseeable misuse of the function by the driver or to the functional insufficiencies of the intended functionality. There are different methods for the qualitative analysis of the functional insufficiencies to ensure SOTIF for new E/E automotive systems. This seminar will provide an overview on the application of SOTIF for the new E/E automotive systems and present a system-theoretic approach to identify the foreseeable misuse scenarios and analyze the functional insufficiencies of the system in compliance with the ISO 21448:2022 standard.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the purpose and scope of ISO 21448:2022 and its relationship to SAE J3016
  • Describe the framework for the ISO 21448:2022 standard
  • Understand the key aspects of SOTIF
  • Enumerate the requirements of SOTIF that support the design and development activities for Functional Safety
  • Describe the impact of SOTIF on production and operational activities
  • Describe Foreseeable Misuse Analysis
  • Understand Functional Insufficiencies Analysis and related Safety Goals and Functional Safety Concept
  • Describe Verification and Validation Strategies to argue completeness

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview to ISO 21448 (SOTIF)
  • Relationship to SAEJ3016
  • SOTIF Activities on Left Side of V-Model
  • Functional and System Specification (Intended Functionality Content)
  • Basics of SOTIF Application
  • Identification and Evaluation of Hazards Caused by the Intended Functionality — Emergent Hazardous System Behavior and Hazardous Mental Models of the Human
  • Identification and Evaluation of Triggering Events
  • Functional Modifications to Reduce SOTIF-related Risks
  • Application Challenges and How to Overcome Them
  • Best Practice Examples
  • Definition of the Verification and Validation Strategy
  • Integration into Existing Testing Processes
  • Enabling Virtual Validation
  • Methodology and Criteria for SOTIF Release
  • How to Make ISO 26262 and SOTIF Fit Together

Who Should Attend

Those involved in the design, development, and production of electrical and electronic based vehicle products, including the systems, software and hardware engineers, and managers. Basically, all those responsible for the development and implementation of hardware and software systems in motor vehicles.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a workbook including case study exercises.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Participants should have a working knowledge of their organization’s New Product Development process.

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