ISO 26262 Support Program

ISO 26262 is your ticket to credibility in the automotive industry. TASKING offers a number of solutions to help you achieve certification in the shortest amount of time and at the lowest possible cost. With ISO 26262 certification, your software will be stamped ready for use in the most complex automotive applications that require the highest standards for safety, reliability and performance.

Why Do You Need ISO 26262?

ISO 26262 is the functional safety standard for the automotive industry, and your ability to gain certification reflects your commitment of quality to the software you develop. ISO 26262 provides:

  • Industry standard recognition that proves your software meets the rigorous quality requirements for complex automotive applications.
  • The safest and most reliable software applications that meet and exceed the safety requirements for advanced automotive systems.
  • The lowest possible risk for failures and increased confidence of use from automotive manufacturers that utilize your software in their mechanical and electrical systems.


We provide a complete ISO 26262 qualification program that inspects the full journey of your software and its intended application.


  • An assessment about whether a tool malfunction can introduce an error in the software being developed is made, which results in a Tool Impact (TI) level.

Steps to Qualification

  • The confidence that such a malfunction would be detected by the applied development process is assessed and expressed as a Tool Error Detection (TD) level.


  • The tool classification process results in the determination of the required Tool Confidence Level (TCL).

The recommended tool qualification methods depend on the TCL/ASIL (Automotive Safety Integrity Level). They are shown below. (+ = recommended, ++ = highly recommended)

Qualification methods ASIL A + TCL 2/3 ASIL B + TCL 2/3 ASIL C TCL 2 ASIL C TCL 3 ASIL D + TCL 2/3
Increased confidence from use ++ ++ ++ + +
Evaluation of the tool development process ++ ++ ++ + +
Validation of the software tool + + + ++ ++
Development in accordance with a safety standard + + + ++ ++

Qualification Method Details

Increased confidence from use
Certification through an “increased confidence from use” claim can be achieved if the software tool has been previously applied for the same purpose, with comparable use cases, in a comparable operating environment, and with similar functional constraints.
  Evaluation of the tool development process
Certification by means of “evaluation of the tool development process” can be achieved if the development process applied to the development of the software tool complies with an appropriate standard such as Automotive SPICE or CMMI.
Validation of the software tool
Certification by means of “tool validation” can be achieved if there is evidence that the software tool complies with its requirements, that the malfunctions and erroneous outputs of the tool occurring during validation are analyzed, and that the reaction of the software tool to anomalous operating conditions is examined.
  Development in accordance with a safety standard
No safety standard is fully applicable to the development of software tools. Today this qualification method is not applicable to any other compiler.