Quectel achieves ISO 26262 certification

  • November 6, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson
  • Quectel

Quectel has been awarded the ISO 26262 automotive functional-safety process certificate by the Bureau Veritas (BV) third-party certification body.

This confirms that Quectel has established a complete set of functional-safety management processes in accordance with ISO 26262 standards, providing continuous support for the design and manufacturing of products that adhere to international safety standards.

In addition, Quectel’s LG69T (AB) automotive-grade GNSS module has received certification for meeting the requirements of ISO 26262 Asil-B, which underscores its ability to fulfil functional-safety requirements, positioning it for global automotive manufacturers and tier-one suppliers.

“Securing ISO 26262 certifications marks a significant milestone in Quectel’s commitment to delivering top-tier products and services to the global automotive market,” said Norbert Muhrer, president of Quectel Wireless. “With these certifications, our LG69T (AB) module, and forthcoming products, will play a pivotal role in advancing vehicle safety and the evolution of autonomous driving. Moving forward, we remain dedicated to creating more automotive-grade products that meet safety standards, contributing to the ongoing development of the intelligent driving industry.”

As driving technology progresses to more advanced levels of automation, the number of electronic and electrical systems within vehicles continues to grow. The complexity of software and hardware presents challenges in functional safety technologies. Selecting components compliant with functional-safety standards can assist automotive manufacturers and tier-one suppliers in improving their product development processes, ultimately ensuring vehicle safety.

The LG69T (AB) automotive-grade high-precision GNSS positioning module is based on the ST Microelectronics Teseo APP platform. When combined with multiple positioning technologies such as real-time kinematic (RTK) and dead reckoning (DR), this dual-frequency module can achieve centimetre-level positioning accuracy, nanosecond-level real-time response, and time and position sharing between vehicles.

Moreover, it has more than 40 safety mechanisms encompassing temperature detection, tracking channel checks, signal quality monitoring, voltage monitoring, antenna monitoring and more, ensuring continuous monitoring of the module’s health status. Additionally, its flexibility and configurability allow customisation to meet the functional-safety requirements of a wide range of applications.

In addition to obtaining ISO 26262 certification, Quectel (www.quectel.com) has earned ISO/SAE 21434 automotive cyber-security management certification, which indicates the company’s organisational and engineering processes for cyber security are compliant with international standards. It also has ISO 27001 product information security management certification, ASpice CL2, CMMI level three, and IATF 16949:2016 automotive quality management certification.