LHP Engineering Solutions announced the creation of the Functional Safety Expressway (FSXpressway) as a response to the new safety-critical regulations (ISO 26262) that are impacting the design and development of all on-highway vehicles, including trucks, buses, trailers, semitrailers, and motorcycles in 2018.

Created by LHP's Steve Neemeh, the FSXpressway focuses on getting both small companies and large multinationals and startups positioned to execute functional safety projects and refine compliance processes. LHP is striving to provide a comprehensive solution and a path toward product compliance that not only addresses the technical and process hurdles, but also business limitations.

Rinehart Motion Systems (RMS) is one of the earliest adopters. Founded in 2002, RMS provides propulsion inverters and ancillary power electronics assemblies for electric vehicles and hybrid electric ground vehicles. The company currently is involved in the specialty vehicle market, focusing on motorsports and motorcycles, worldwide, with sights set on breaking into new vehicle markets.

Neemeh explained, "For small organizations, safety standards and regulations can be hard to adopt. The guidelines are confusing, and most companies need guidance. Being ready to implement functional safety, however, doesn't have to take years, it can be staged and rolled out strategically for the benefit of the business."

To learn more about LHP's FSXpressway, visit LHP's website at http://info.lhpes.com/functional-safety-expressway.