LG Electronics’ Software Testing Center has officially been named as an ISO 26262-certified lab to conduct functional safety tests on software designed for autonomous vehicles.

The accreditation was issued by the Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS). KOLAS is an internationally recognized agency charged with the establishment of national standard systems and operation of industrial standardizations in matters related to safety and quality.

As the first facility in South Korea certified to test such software, the results issued by LG’s Software Testing Center will have international credibility in over 70 countries and regions. This includes the United States, Europe and Japan.

ISO 26262 is an international standard for the functional safety of electrical and electronic systems found in production road vehicles, as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). One measurement of ISO 26262 determines the probability of accidents caused by errors in automotive software or development processes, a critical factor in the commercialization of self-driving vehicles.

This latest Certification allows LG to test the functional safety of software written for self-driving vehicles and all automotive software systems and AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) that fall under the ISO 26262 standard without the involvement of external agencies.

LG’s Software Testing Center was previously recognized by KOLAS as an internationally accredited testing institution in software quality measurement (ISO/IEC 25023) and industrial functional safety (IED 61508-3) of electronic products and technologies, This includes smart appliances, TVs, robots, AI, cloud and energy.

Commenting on this coveted accreditation, Dr. I.P. Park, President and CTO of LG Electronics said, “LG Electronics is extremely proud to be entrusted with the world’s best functional safety verification capability for automotive software. With this honor, LG will be able to provide even better products and services that customers can trust to deliver the most reliable software possible.”