S1 - Safety Of The Intended Functionality (SOTIF)

As a logical extension of ISO 26262 (“Road Vehicles – Functional Safety”), the ISO 21448 (“SOTIF”) forms a mutually complementary unit. The well-known "Functional Safety" of ISO 26262 is expanded to include the aspect of "Functional Performance" in order to create a framework for current and future solutions for the implementation of highly automated driving functions.

To ensure that you are already familiar with the future requirements of ISO 21448, SGS-TÜV Saar is offering a training course on the SOTIF standard, in which we will introduce the standard’s requirements and illustrate how to implement these requirements with the help of an example. Since the safety life cycle of ISO 26262 forms the basis for the SOTIF process, the additional requirements of the SOTIF standard are presented based on this.

The training is designed to last 2 days and can be completed with the SOTIF PRO qualification.

Focus of the training

  • Introduction to SOTIF, connection with Functional Safety, SOTIF management & processes

Target group

As a logical supplement to functional safety according to ISO 26262, the implementation of the requirements of ISO 21448 is within the remit of the “Safety Managers”.

The engineering activities mainly refer to the system level and are therefore essentially relevant for system developers and system testers (verification & validation).

The final evaluation of the achieved “Safety of the intended functionality” will take place by means of a release process, which can be implemented within the framework of a “Functional Safety Assessment” so that synergy effects of the two standards can be used optimally. Therefore, the course is also relevant for assessors.

Detailed agenda for the SOTIF course

  • Introduction into SOTIF (ISO 21448:2022) and its connection to Functional Safety (ISO 26262:2018)
  • Overview and organisation of SOTIF activities
  • SOTIF management and processes & supporting processes
  • SOTIF in the concept phase – definition and specification of vehicle functions taking into account the intended use as well as relevant “use cases” and conditions + identification and evaluation of “hazards”
  • SOTIF in the development phase – identification and evaluation of “functional deficiencies” and “trigger events” that may lead to hazardous behaviour + development of “SOTIF measures” and methods for avoiding and/or mitigating risks
  • SOTIF in verification & validation – evaluation and specification of integration and testing strategies + evaluation of known and unknown hazardous scenarios
  • SOTIF release - Evaluation and release of the achieved SOTIF as part of a "Functional Safety Assessment" according to ISO 26262:2018
  • Continuous example with exercises through all above steps

Duration: 2 DAYS

(Completion as part of a SOTIF PRO – personal qualification– personal qualification possible)


All training courses are available as hybrid trainings.
You can participate in the training both in person and online via MS Teams.

Please tell us when registering which participation you would like.