Personal care robot safety certification ISO 13482*1 acquired: January 2017
In February 2014, Resyone—a robotic device for nursing care that combines the functionality of a bed and a wheelchair—was the first device worldwide to acquire the global safety standard ISO 13482. Resyone PLUS, which improved on Resyone's convenience, safety, and aesthetics, acquired certification based on ISO 13482 in 2017.
Road vehicle functional safety standard ISO 26262*2 acquired: February 2012
Panasonic acquired process certification in the ISO 26262 road vehicle functional safety*3 standard from the German third-party organization TÜV SUD. The body recognized that Panasonic is able to comply with the highest level of safety in the standard, ASIL-D, during the process of developing onboard devices and device software.
*1: The international standard relating to the safety of personal care robots, issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Three types of robots are covered: physical assistant robots, mobile servant robots, and person carrier robots.
*2: An international standard for road vehicle functional safety that was published on November 15, 2011. The standard sets out four Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASILs): ASIL A through ASIL D.
*3: Safety achieved through the working (functioning) of electric or electronic devices, such as microcomputers. Functions include the detection of malfunctions, safe stop controls, and user warnings.