Project: Electrical and Electronic Components in Vehicles

Reference: S350C/VD

Last update: 03/12/2003 11:33:15


Development of safety concept and design strategies, which identify Electric/Electronic critical safety system interactions and may form the UK position in advance of formative UNECE negotiations.

Production of proposals that can be evaluated and developed as part of a likely EU Type Approval Quality Assessment.


Electronics are used increasingly in vehicles for safety critical items. However, there are few regulations at present on the general safety of the electronic control of such critical systems, e.g. braking, steering and suspension. It is necessary to consider creating safety concept and design strategies that can be evaluated as part of a type approval quality assessment.

This call-off contract was set up to provide expert technical support to the UK delegation during the period of development of new UNECE procedures for the assessment of the safety concept of automotive complex electronic systems.


TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £20,570.00

Actual start date: 26 October 1998

Actual completion date: 31 March 2000