ISO 26262 provides processes for safety of road vehicles on item level, ISO 21448 provides ideas to realize safety of the intended functionality. Both are selling the future pretending to deliver safer products based on knowledge and production realities of today.
• Legal processes are similar to technical processes
• The comparison of assumptions and processes of decision making (is the product really safe?) requires that future perspectives and promises must survive reality checks under the laws, in particular under European product safety legislations and the new Type approval requirements under Regulation 2018/858.
• The focus of technical and legal challenges: How to meet the mandatory requirements of Burden of proof?