Safety is a key issue in automotive development. ISO 26262 addresses the need for an automotive-specific international standard that focuses on safety critical components. ISO 26262 is a derivative of IEC 61508, the generic functional safety standard for electrical and electronic (E/E) systems. Increasing complexity throughout the automotive industry is resulting in increased efforts to provide safety-compliant systems. This webcast explains ISO 26262 and how the standard is applied to safety-critical processes in the automotive industry. It covers a general overview, key components of ISO 26262, and qualification of software tools. Additionally, the webcast covers getting started with National Instruments tools and the benefits of component reuse.