Electric vehicles are being tested for software safety by LG, which is the country’s first manufacturer to be certified to do so.
This achievement made LG the first firm in Korea to receive certification for testing the functional safety of software for electric vehicles.
As a result of its ISO 26262 certification, the LG Electronics Software Testing Center (LG) is officially recognised as a laboratory that performs functional safety testing on software built for autonomous vehicles. As the first holder of this certificate in South Korea, the LG Software Testing Center’s results, which will be given in the future, will have international credibility in more than 70 nations and regions, including the United States, Europe, and Japan.
In accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 26262), the ISO 26262 certificate is an international standard for the functional safety of electrical and electronic systems in transportation vehicles (ISO). A single measurement, according to ISO 26262, determines the likelihood of accidents occurring as a result of mistakes in automotive software or development processes, which is a critical aspect in the widespread usage of automated vehicles. The certification enables LG to test all automotive software systems, as well as the AUTomotive Open System ARCHitecture (AUTOSAR), that fall under the ISO 26262 standard, without the involvement of external agencies. In addition to testing the functional safety of autonomous vehicle software, the certification enables LG to test all automotive software systems, as well as the AUTomotive Open System ARCHitecture (AUTOSAR), that fall under the ISO 26262 standard.
The accreditation was granted by the Korean Laboratory Licensing Agency (KOLAS), which is a globally renowned organisation in charge of developing national and industry standards for safety and quality in laboratory environments. It has already been recognised by KOLAS as an internationally accredited institution in the determination of software quality (ISO / IEC 25023) and industrial functional safety (IED 61508-3) of electronic products and technologies, including smart devices, televisions, robots, artificial intelligence (AI), Cloud Technology (Cloud Computing), and energy.
According to Dr. IP Park, President and Chief Technical Officer of LG Electronics, “LG is extremely proud to have been able to test the functional safety of vehicle software in accordance with the highest international standards.” LG says that “this is a significant contribution that will enable us to provide even better products and services to consumers by utilising the most reliable software available.”