Dana’s functional safety standards are aligned to meet the requirements for ISO 26262 across the light-vehicle, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway markets.
In the future, ISO 26262 will need to be applied to all the parts related to vehicle movement, rather than individual motion sub-systems. Dana has already begun to think about how research and development work will need to meet the challenges of functional safety even before new regulations have been developed.
Dana’s Spicer® Smart Suite™ intelligent load monitoring system (ILMS) for telehandlers and aerial work platforms uses patented and proprietary data-collecting technologies across the vehicle to prevent tip-over incidents, estimate static loads, and supply intelligent calibration management. The technology is designed to alert the operator of potential tipping situations, reduce the risk of vehicle breakdowns, improve productivity and precision, and enhance the long-term durability of powertrain systems.
Spicer Smart Suite ILMS transforms the axle frame into an active system that uses highly integrated electronics and intelligent algorithms to improve performance and enhance safety.
When correct tire inflation is automatically maintained in linehaul trucking, the life of tires is extended by up to 15 percent, providing increased safety and mobility for drivers. Dana effectively meets this need of the linehaul trucking industry with the Spicer® optimized tire pressure management system. It is designed to give the driver complete control over tire pressures. At the push of a button, the driver can select empty or full load and either highway or emergency mode to accommodate all linehaul trucking operations, eliminating the need for manual tire-pressure checks.
Dana has introduced the Spicer® SmartConnect™ disconnecting AWD technology. Improving the fuel efficiency of SUVs, crossovers, and passenger vehicles, Spicer SmartConnect technology helps global vehicle manufacturers address evolving emissions regulations while maintaining the safety and control that are key advantages for AWD vehicles. The system configures the drivetrain to work in fuel-efficient front-wheel-drive mode for the vast majority of driving conditions and engages AWD mode only as needed.
Dana earned the Green Pillar Award from Ford Motor Company which is presented to top supplier parent companies that demonstrate excellence in the delivery of fuel-efficient technologies in support of Ford’s drive to become a global leader in environmentally sustainable and socially responsible products. Dana was one of four companies selected to receive the award, amoung thousands of Ford suppliers globally.