Reliability Prediction and Evaluation of Electronic Devices, Subassemblies, and Systems for Automotive Applications 830408

An Electronics Subcommittee was formed within the Society of Automotive Engineers' Electronic Systems Committee in October, 1978 to establish procedures for the prediction and evaluation of the reliability of electronic devices, subassemblies, and systems for automotive applications. Objectives were established for the Subcommittee directed at improvements in Reliability Planning, Reliability Testing, and Reliability Verification. This paper will present some of the accomplishments achieved to date by the Subcommittee including the development of a viable reliability predictive model and operational factors affecting electronic components, subassemblies, and systems. Steps taken to resolve some of the issues associated with enhancement of current automotive reliability methodology will also be presented.


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