Functional Safety


Functional Safety is emerging as a critical area with new advancements, the complexity of functionality and the number of increasing control units in the vehicles. With the trend of increasing technological complexity, software content and Mechatronic implementation, there are increasing risks from systematic failures and random hardware failures. A time has come to think in terms of ISO 26262 standard and beyond and the need for healthy discussion, exchange of ideas and evaluation of new concepts and tools, especially in view of the advent of Autonomous and Connected vehicles with Cyber security not in the too distant future.

The objective of the conference is to create an ecosystem of Functional Safety professionals and practitioners in OEMs, Tier 1, Tier 2 & Service Providers. We will have 12+ eminent leaders and experts in the area of Functional Safety, from India and abroad, delivering¬†Keynote Address, participating in¬†Panel Discussion¬†and presenting¬†Technical papers¬†which are aligned to the theme "Enhancing In-Built Safety ‚Äď Securing Future".

The Organizing Committee consists of leaders from Bosch, TUV SUD, Continental Automotive, Mahindra Electric, Maruti Suzuki, TVS Motors, Tata Motors, ARAI, Ansys, etc.


Duration Program Tentative topic/speaker
1:30 to 1:40 P.M Inaugural Welcome Address - Rashmi Urdhwareshe, President of SAEINDIA & Former Director, ARAI.
1:40 to 1:50 P.M Overview on FSC - Rani Mukherjee, Engineering Manager Functional Safety, Bosch
1:50 to 2:00 P.M Chief Guest Address - R K Shenoy, Sr. Vice President - Mobility Engineering, Bosch
2:00 to 2:30 P.M Guest of Honour - Claudio Gregorio, Department Manager, Functional Safety Software, T√úV S√úD
2:30 to 4:30 P.M Paper Presentation
(Parallel sessions)
Session 1: Application of Functional Safety principles at System level
Session 2: Application of Functional Safety principles at SW and HW levels
4:30 to 5:00 P.M Keynote Address A R Padmaja, Vice President, Engineering - Vehicle Safety Systems, Bosch Ltd.
5:00 to 5:45 P.M Networking & Chat Session Booth Visits & Sponsor videos
5:45 to 6:45 P.M Panel discussion Topic - Functional Safety and Cyber Security - Synergies and Challenges
1.Eckhardt Holz, Senior Manager, Product Development - Medini, Ansys
2. Peter Zimmerschitt-Halbig, FSM Expert, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
3. Khushwant Pawar, Head - Cybersecurity Solutions, ETAS Automotive Pvt Ltd.
4. Chitra Thyagarajan, Functional Safety Expert, T√úV S√úD
Moderator - Shinto Joseph, Director - South East Asia, Operations, LDRA Technology
6:45 to 7:15 P.M Keynote Address Edith Holland, Chief Functional Safety Engineer, Horiba MIRA Ltd.
Topic- What SOTIF adds to Functional Safety?
7:15 to 7:20 P.M Conclusion-Day 1 Concluding Remarks by Chair - Tech. Committee - Ravindra Reddy Sabbella, Functional Safety Head, Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd.
1:30 to 2:00 P.M Keynote Address Benoit Herail, Transportation & Mobility Technical Expert, DASSAULT SYSTEMES
Frederic Merceron, Transportation & Mobility Solutions Director, DASSAULT SYSTEMES
Title - ‚ÄúSmart, Safe and Connected‚ÄĚ Vehicles Engineering and Safety Validation
2:00 to 4:30 P.M Paper Presentation
(Parallel sessions)
Session 1: Functional Safety of Advanced Driver Assitance Systems and Autonomous Driving
Session 2: Hazard Analysis, Functional Safety processes, Cybersecurity and Machine learning
4:30 to 5:00 P.M Keynote Address Ashok Kumar Jha, Division Manager, Active Safety - India, ZF Group
5:00 to 5:30 P.M Networking & Chat Session Booth Visits & Sponsor videos
5:30 to 6:30 P.M Panel Discussion  Topic - Functional Safety of EVs - Challenges and Solutions.
1. Greg Gruska, Vice President & Principal Consultant for Functional Safety (ISO 26262), Omnex
2. Sunil Motwani, Country Manager - Sales & Services, MathWorks India.
3. Nandagopalan C, Principal Engineer ‚Äď Connected Car & Functional Safety Product Development ‚Äď Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra
4. Jabez Dhinagar, Vice President - Advanced Engineering, TVS Motor Company
Moderator - Sumantra Bibhuti Barooah, Executive Editor, AutoCar Professional.
6:30 to 7:00 P.M Keynote Address Arunkumar Sampath, Chief Engineer and Head Innovation, Global Technology Centre, Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited
Topic - Towards Functional Safety in Drive by Wire - Electric Vehicles
7:00 to 7:20 P.M Valedictory Alexander Klotz, Head - Technical Center India, Continental
7:20 to 7:30 P.M Conference Conclusion by Co Chair - O.C - Dr.Manish Jaiswal, Continental Automotive
7:30 to 7:40 P.M Vote of Thanks - Venkataraj K, Deputy Director General, SAEINDIA


‚ÄĘ ISO 26262 applications for Passenger vehicles, Commercial vehicles and 2-wheelers in the area of :

o  Electrification

o  Driver assistance systems

o  Autonomous Driving vehicles


‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†ISO 26262 Compliance and Challenges

with System, Hardware, Software development

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Functional Safety Management

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Safety Analysis Methods and Techniques: FMEA, FTA, FMEDA, ETA.,

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Safety Validation and Verification Challenges

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Safety Processes and Tools

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†ISO/PAS 21448: SOTIF




Automotive engineers working on safety-related, embedded systems for traditional and autonomous vehicles are looking for efficient ways to achieve the process rigor imposed by ISO 26262, a functional safety standard for passenger car development.

As industry experts have long recognized, safety is more about getting the system and its requirements right than about the software and how it was coded.

With continuous- and discrete-time simulation as its backbone, Model-Based Design with Simulink¬ģ lets you design and test your full system under a wide range of driving conditions and fault scenarios long before you go to the proving grounds or perform fleet tests. As a result, Model-Based Design is enabling engineers worldwide to create increasingly complex systems within shrinking schedules. Across industries, engineers have cut development time by 50% or more by placing a model at the core of the development process. Using MATLAB¬†and Simulink, these organizations speed up embedded controller development and deliver products that meet market requirements for safety, functionality, and performance.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in T√úV S√úD approved workflow for Model-Based Design using Simulink for ISO 26262 projects. This would include system architecture design and analysis, designing algorithm models, use different verification and validation methodologies to gain confidence in the design, generate production-quality code, and analyze code as per standards and guidelines.


Gaurav Dubey - 

Gaurav Dubey is a principal application engineer in MathWorks India and specializes in the fields of model-based development workflows, automatic code generation, verification and validation, model-based systems engineering, and certifications. He works closely with customers across industries to help them use MATLAB¬ģ¬†and Simulink¬ģ¬†products for model-based development, production code generation, and software verification and validation. Gaurav brings more than 16 years of experience in embedded system development for automotive and aerospace applications. Prior to joining MathWorks, Gaurav worked with Tata Motors Limited, where he gained hands-on experience in engine management system ECU development. He has also worked as a software analyst at Tata Consultancy Services on automotive projects involving model-based development. Gaurav holds a master's degree in instrumentation engineering, and a master's degree in electronics and communications.

Rajat Arora - 

Rajat Arora is a Senior application engineer with MathWorks focusing on automatic code generation and verification and validation of control design. Prior to joining MathWorks, Rajat worked with Magneti Marelli on model-based development and production code generation for engine management systems. He started his career with Robert Bosch, Bangalore as a software engineer on the Transmissions Proto team, developing model-based solutions and performing vehicle tests and calibrations. Rajat holds bachelor's degree in electronics and communication engineering.

Vaishnavi H.R. -

Vaishnavi H.R. is an Application Engineer with MathWorks India Private Limited and focuses in the field of Verification & Validation. Prior to joining MathWorks, Vaishnavi has worked with HCL Technologies, Bangalore. Vaishnavi has worked in the V&V projects pertaining to the Aero industry with clients like Rockwell Collins. At MathWorks, Vaishnavi primarily concentrates on the static source code analysis and verification of the embedded code. 

From Academia, Vaishnavi holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Power Electronics from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Karnataka. 

Technical Papers

Day Session Session Name Papers Author(s) Company Session Chair
Day 1 Session 1 Application of Functional Safety principles at System level A functional safety concept and design method for Hybrid Electric Vehicle powertrain Viji V, Jaganathan Eswaramurthy, Morathkar Prajakta Amit Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited Mr.Vijaykumar
A System level concepts to design ASIL C current measurement safety requirement for Battery management system using decomposition strategy. Arpita A.Potdar Lear India Engineering LLP
Session 2 Application of Functional Safety principles at SW and HW levels Handling Freedom from Interference in Mixed Criticality Systems Abhay Khonje, Navelkar Varad Krishna Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited Ms.Dipti Dubal
Functional Safety Methodologies: Using Model Coverage Analysis as a tool for requirement optimization in a model based software development environment of an automotive E/E subsystem Abdullah Khan, Mudit Gupta Maruti Suzuki India Limited
SW SAFETY ANALYSIS - APPROACH BY ANALYSIS OF SAFETY REQUIREMENTS IN COMPLIANCE TO ISO26262 (2nd EDITION) Shashank Muktheser Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited
Day 2 Session 1 Functional Safety of Advanced Driver Assitance Systems and Autonomous Driving Safety challenges for a steering adjustment system in a highly autonomous drive Hamzath Pitchai Mohammed, Chanu Frederic Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited Mr.Pradeep Kumar
Bolstering the functional safety of Autonomous Driving Vehicles with Safety of Intended Functionality (SOTIF) by overcoming unknown risks in ISO26261 Dhandiah, SantoshAditya, VijayaLaxmi ZF India Technology Centre
Lessons learnt from L1 Functional And Operational Safety For Tier 1 ADAS Suppliers Yogesh Kodlekar Continental Automotive India Pvt Ltd
Road vehicles ‚Äď Safety Of The Intended Functionality Using STPA Madhusudan Lingarajappa Continental Automotive India Pvt Ltd
Integration of functional safety and SOTIF analysis in ION BMS platform Suraj Chandwani ION Energy
Session 2 Hazard Analysis, Functional Safety processes, Cybersecurity and Machine learning Objective assessment of ‚ÄúControllability‚ÄĚ rankings during Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment Process Karthikeyan Balakrishnan, Amrendra Kumar Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited Mr.Ankur Gupta
Applying Functional Safety Processes and Tools along with ASPICE Processes in Advanced Driver assistance systems Sugantha Muthusamy Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited
Achieving Functional Safety Goals in SEooC microcontroller peripherals: Methods and approaches to produce the desired diagnostic coverage Priyasloka Arya LDRA
Functional Safety and Cybersecurity aspects of Over the Air Updates Riya Shah, Tanya Agarwal Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited
Anomaly detection of motors with Machine Learning and improving the Diagnostic Coverage Don Celestine Raj, Dinesh Babu Dondapati Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited