HORIBA MIRA Launches New Courses in Functional Safety and Cybersecurity

HORIBA MIRA – a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing – has today launched two new courses in Functional Safety and Cybersecurity at their Nuneaton-based headquarters. The consultancy, which has over 70 years’ experience in the development of vehicles, has also re-launched several courses due to various updates in standards

HORIBA MIRA Launches New Courses in Functional Safety and Cybersecurity

The two new courses for 2016, ‘Introduction to Automotive Cybersecurity’ and ‘Model-based Systems Engineering with OMG SysML™ and IBM® Rational® Rhapsody’, will recognise the ongoing need for skills development in test and engineering, particularly within Functional Safety and Cybersecurity.

The Introduction to Automotive Cybersecurity course will give delegates an introduction to cybersecurity in automotive engineering and covers emerging automotive best practice (such as SAE J3061™), management of cybersecurity and the cybersecurity lifecycle. Additional course content includes the introduction to threat modelling, threat analysis and risk assessment, and cybersecurity countermeasures.

There has been a rise in the demand for courses such as these in recent years, with a desire for continuous connectivity driving the automotive industry. As vehicles become more connected, moving closer towards autonomy, the software complexity in vehicles will increase, meaning engineers will need to be adequately trained.

HORIBA MIRA has also introduced the Model-based Systems Engineering with OMG SysML™ and IBM® Rational® Rhapsody course, which enables delegates to understand the application of modelling to support systems requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation activities. This three day course is offered in partnership with MBSE Training and Consulting Ltd.

HORIBA MIRA’s re-launched courses for 2016 will include ‘ISO 26262 Awareness’, ‘Embedded Automotive Systems Using ISO 26262’, ‘ISO 26262 Safety Analysis Techniques’ and ‘ISO 26262 Internal Auditor’, due to upcoming changes to the ISO 26262 standard. ISO 26262 is the functional safety standard for automotive equipment, applicable throughout the lifecycle of all automotive electrical and electronic safety-related systems. Such changes will potentially see the safety standard used for trucks, buses and motorcycles, impacting the educational requirements of Functional Safety engineers.

Dr David Ward, Head of Functional Safety at HORIBA MIRA, said:

“We’re extremely pleased to be introducing new courses alongside our re-launched courses for engineers in the UK. Such training is essential as technologies develop and new standards are set.”

Geoff Davis, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at HORIBA MIRA, said:

 “HORIBA MIRA’s techniques are accepted as global automotive standards and our work on several new projects is pushing the boundaries of automotive and engineering development. We are thrilled to be sharing this expertise through these courses to provide engineers with the skills to keep up with the pace of the industry.”