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Berner & Mattner Establishes Competence Center for Functional Safety

Munich, (PresseBox) - The competence center "Safety & Systems Engineering" is Berner & Mattner's new pool of know-how for functional safety. The solutions provider for automotive electronics software is thus forming a team of experts supporting OEMs and suppliers in the efficient implementation of safety-critical product development. By pooling safety experts and system engineers with different technical focus, the competence center covers all development areas for electronic systems which are subject to the new ISO 26262 standard for functional safety.

The safety and systems engineers of Berner & Mattner's competence center have gained long-standing experience in methods and domains. A crucial factor for the efficient implementation of safety-critical product developments is the know-how gained in the field of safety analysis, the preparation of technical safety concepts, the modeling of safety measures and the verification and validation of safety-critical systems. The team of experts in the fields of systems engineering and functional safety also helps avoid misinterpretations. This includes coordinating the disciplines of hardware and software, OEM and supplier, product developers and safety analysts. The safety & systems team is nationally networked and has already successfully completed several series projects for major automotive manufacturers and suppliers.

"Functional safety is often seen as a collection of additional process activities," says Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Kaiser, Head of the competence center. "In my opinion, however, this approach is too short-sighted. Due to the complexity of today's systems, such as in the area of driver assistance systems or e-mobility, feasible and economical solutions to meet the safety requirements can only be achieved in a joined effort of skilled engineers. These engineers need to understand both the functioning of the system and have a cross-sectional view of the interaction of all components. Functional safety is an engineering discipline."

Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH

Berner and Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH is specialized in custom-made solutions for the specification, development and testing of complex electronic systems. Its competence spectrum ranges from consulting, conception, software and systems development to the setup and operation of entire test and integration systems.

On the basis of its products and services, Berner & Mattner provides customized software and engineering solutions for the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation, transportation, and defence industries. By means of its integrated model-based approach, Berner and Mattner optimizes its customers' efficiency and quality in software and systems development. This is why well- known companies such as Audi, BMW, Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, EADS Germany and Siemens have been placing their trust in Berner and Mattner for many years. The company with headquarters in Munich was founded in 1979, currently employs 320 people at 7 sites in Germany and Austria and is a member of the international Assystem Group.

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