ESE GmbH | Automotive


Digitalization, electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving – the complexity of systems in the automotive industry is increasing ever faster as the range of functions grows.
Software has become a central component of automotive development. However, its use poses challenges for the development process. Because every (software) component must be absolutely secure. We make sure that no safety-relevant functions impair or endanger people.

Safety for the highly automated and connected mobility of tomorrow

We support projects from the initial idea, through conception and development, right up to series production. Our teams of experts work closely with you to ensure that you are familiar with and implement all the requirements of the applicable standards. In various roles, we support them in bringing pioneering technologies for the automotive industry onto the road.

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  • Adaptation and integration of existing development processes into the required standards in accordance with applicable norms
  • Determination of the necessary steps to achieve “conformity” with the required standards
  • Creation of templates for use by the customer to achieve “conformity” with the required standards, without necessarily checking every single specification point by point
  • Verification of standard-compliant implementation in the development process
  • Development of action plans to ensure compliance with the required standards
  • Coordination with suppliers in order to comply with the required artifacts from the standards
  • Monitoring of milestone documents to achieve conformity with the standard specifications
  • Research into new approaches within the development process at customers / suppliers.
  • Creation of artifacts for the verification of functional safety, e.g. functional safety concept, proof of safety, hazard and risk analysis (GuR)
  • Creation of artifacts for the verification of the “Safety of the Intended Functionality” (SOTIF) such as Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA) and creation of release strategies
  • Architecture modeling for security functions
  • Verification and confirmation reviews of artifacts for the verification of functional safety
  • Proof of functional safety along the development process as a management function
  • Evaluation for release milestones
  • Participation in tests for safety validations
  • Conducting workshops for further training in relation to functional safety at the customer’s premises
  • Creation of artifacts for successful proof of cybersecurity

  • Carrying out delta and impact analyses for cybersecurity artifacts in the event of change developments

  • Conducting reviews of cybersecurity artifacts against the normative requirements

  • Conducting training courses for customers for further education in the area of cybersecurity.
  • Objective evaluation of development processes using the process assessment model (A-SPICE)

  • Identification of optimization opportunities in development processes based on an objective assessment.

  • Advice on implementing identified potential for improvement

  • Coordination and adaptation of activities in accordance with the applicable standards for functional safety / cybersecurity / Safety of the Intended Functionality (SOTIF) in the area of testing

  • Definition of the necessary steps for standard-compliant implementation in the test area

  • Creation of test-related documents for use by the customer

  • Checking the implementation on the basis of test reports

  • Monitoring milestones in the test activities

  • Creation of action plans resulting from the interpretation of the test results

  • Coordination and allocation of activities within a project

  • Planning resources within a project

  • Definition of the necessary steps

  • Checking the implementation of agreed work packages at the supplier / client / third party

  • Checking milestones in the respective work packages for fulfillment in terms of content / time / compliance with specifications from the supplier / client / third party

  • Checking schedules and their deviations from the client’s initial planning

  • Creation of action plans to achieve the required technical / deadline specifications on the part of the client

  • Contractual coordination and project management

Functional safety

The consistent application of functional safety can minimize the risk of systematic and accidental faults in a product. We offer you a comprehensive range of services for the indispensable safety of your vehicles and systems.

Do you still have questions?
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Bereichsleitung | Guido Werner

Guido Werner

Director Safety & Security

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As a leading know-how partner, we develop the success stories of the future with trustworthy technologies. Together with our customers, we master industry-specific challenges. Our teams of experts provide support throughout the entire project process.