Course: SOTIF basic training

SOTIF is a very important addition to functional safety in the area of driver assistance systems and automated driving.
The newly introduced ISO standard SOTIF (ISO/PAS 21448) addresses functional safety hazards that can occur due to functional insufficiencies in the intended functionality or through reasonably foreseeable misuse of the system by individuals in specific situations. ISO 26262, in contrast, covers functional safety — i.e., safe behavior in the case of electrical-engineering failures.
Drawing on many years of practical experience in the field of functional safety, we provide you with the knowledge you need to work with the new ISO 21448 standard that addresses safety of the intended functionality (SOTIF).

Course outline (daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.)

One day

Part 1

  • SOTIF introduction and ISO/PAS 21448 overview
  • SOTIF interfaces with ISO 26262
  • SOTIF activities: walkthrough and discussions
  • Situational assessment considering sensor limitations and algorithms

Part 2

  • Needs for achieving SOTIF
  • Interdependence between validation goals and overall risk goals
  • Development strategies and rationale for implementation based on SOTIF standard
  • Practical examples including discussions about autonomous driving

Course objectives

  • Comprehensive understanding of SOTIF
  • Real-life, practical examples that can quickly be applied to current projects

Course participants receive:

  • Printed training manual
  • Certificate of participation


  • Basic understanding of function and system development, ADAS systems development in the automotive field

Who should attend:

  • Managers
  • Safety managers
  • Quality assurance specialists
  • Test engineers
  • Anyone involved in the development of innovative advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and highly automated driving functions (HAD) with the aim of implementing their developments on the basis of the recognized international specification SOTIF

Course and coaching language:

  • English


SOTIF basic training is an extension of the existing ISO 26262 courses, with performance of the safety-relevant functions dealt with in more detail here.

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This course is also available online.

We can also offer you additional courses outside the scope of this training:

  • SOTIF gap analysis
  • Customized courses to meet your specific needs or technical implementation challenges
  • Courses are available online for participants unable to attend in person.
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