kVA and ikv++ technologies ag Announce Partnership
Software suite addresses the ISO 26262 challenges for the automotive industry
kVA, a U.S. supplier of engineering and training services, and ikv++ technologies ag, a German developer of software products as well as a consultancy service provider, have partnered to bring world-class functional safety software to the North American Market. kVA will distribute ikv’s medinitm analyze tools for functional safety and ISO 26262 compliance. The companies will also provide joint training programs on ISO 26262 in the U.S. beginning this fall.
“Our automotive customers need tools to streamline their safety activities according to ISO 26262,” explains Bill Taylor, Managing Partner of kVA. “medinitm analyze offers an ISO 26262 solution for OEMs and suppliers alike. This powerful, practical tool gives our customers confidence as they develop products using the ISO 26262 standard.”
“Since the finalization of ISO26262 we do observe an increasing world-wide demand for functional safety software and consultancy services,” says Dr. Olaf Kath, CEO of ikv++ technologies ag. “By partnering with kVA we can provide excellent support, consulting and training services for our functional safety products to customers in North America.”
For more information on kVA, or to request a free trial license of medinitm analyze, click here.
For more information on ikv++ technologies ag, visit their website at www.ikv.de
ISO 26262 Gap Analysis Now Available for the Automotive Industry
Automotive suppliers must meet new OEM requirements for ISO 26262 compliance. Yet many suppliers aren’t familiar with the standard or its implications. Suppliers are wary of the new standard, and sometimes confused about its impact on their engineering processes.
To solve these problems, kVA announces a new service: the ISO 26262 Gap Analysis. This service gives suppliers a clear view of their processes compared to the ISO 26262 standard. It provides a roadmap for suppliers, showing how to meet the requirements of ISO 26262, as quickly and simply as possible. The analysis is done by kVA’s functional-safety certified engineers. These certified experts have years of experience in automotive systems, and know how to apply ISO 26262 to real-world products.
The ISO 26262 Gap Analysis provides a concise report showing where your processes are complaint to the standard and where change is needed. The report also lists specific actions to take, in order to comply with ISO 26262. And it includes an onsite working session to uncover issues and find solutions specific to your product line. In only a few short weeks, you can get a handle on ISO 26262, and respond with confidence to OEM demands.
kVA Partners with Industry Leaders on Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles: kVA has been awarded a subcontract from the U.S. Department of Energy for a 3-year program to develop low-cost smart-grid-enabled Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). kVA will serve as program manager for the project for prime contractor Delta Products Group. DTE Energy and Mercedes-Benz North America are also partners on the 3-year program, which has a total budget of over $3M.
kVA Hosted ISO 26262 Two Day Introductory Training: The two day introduction to the ISO 26262 standard on Functional safety for E/E components has been successfully completed with presentations provided by Germany’s TÜV-Nord. More information on upcoming ISO 26262 training workshops can be provided by email: email@example.com.