The Automotive Industry

We demand a great deal from our vehicles – subjecting them to many environmental and heavy-use stresses, and expecting them to perform throughout a long life. Witnessing automotive-related failures that are top news stories demonstrates why the automotive industry must capably and consistently keep reliability, risk, and safety at the top of their agenda.

Technological advances in the automotive industry have been occurring at a rapid rate and include features such as adaptive cruise control, lane warning systems, traction control, energy efficiency, hybrid engines and electric motors, driver assist mechanisms, and self-driving vehicles (to name just a few). These require a high level of analysis and process control to ensure reliability and safety standards that are not just regulatory requirements, but are paramount to maintaining company reputation and customer satisfaction.

The automotive industry has been at the center of the development of key quality process control and other reliability related standards over the years. Automotive clients and suppliers are familiar with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) standards, ISO standards, as well as many others adapted for their use in the design, development, and manufacturing of automobiles.

The Relyence solutions for the automotive sector include:

Relyence FMEA

Supporting SAE J1729, ARP 5580, AIAG, as well as custom FMEA implementations, Relyence FMEA supports Design FMEAs and Process FMEAs. Relyence FMEA includes out-of-the-box functionality that gets you up and running in minimal time in a streamlined, easy-to-understand worksheet interface. RPN (Risk Priority Numbers) as well as other criticality assessments are available. Additionally, Relyence FMEA incorporates a high-level dashboard for a system wide overview of your FMEA activities. Learn more.

Relyence FRACAS / CAPA

Supporting Corrective and Prevention Action requirements, Relyence FRACAS offers out-of-the-box support for your corrective action processes, and is completely adaptable to meet your unique requirements. With built-in support for process control through workflow, enforcement of approvals, and notifications, Relyence FRACAS ensures your processes remain tightly controlled, manageable, and measurable. With high-level dashboard overviews, Relyence FRACAS can track vital metrics and events to keep team members informed. Learn more.

Relyence Fault Tree

For complete risk assessment, Relyence Fault Tree provides a comprehensive graphical fault tree diagramming front end with a powerful analytical back end for best-in-class fault tree analyses (FTA). Supporting exact calculations, simulation techniques, importance measures, and minimal cut set evaluation, Relyence Fault Tree is the comprehensive solution for fault tree analyses. Learn more.

Relyence Reliability Prediction

Supporting MIL-HDBK-217, Telcordia, and China's 299C the worldwide-accepted standards for failure rate analysis, Relyence Reliability Prediction allows you to quickly and accurately perform your reliability analysis, including MTBF and failure rate values of components, subsystems, and systems. Learn more.

Relyence RBD

Complex systems that incorporate redundant components require specialized tools in order to properly evaluate the effects of their redundancy. Relyence RBD provides these capabilities allowing you to link to Relyence Reliability Prediction as desired and model the effects of various redundancy types with detailed failure and repair properties. Learn more.