Busi­ness Brunch – Deve­lo­p­ment and testing


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Lia­bi­li­ty law requi­re­ments rela­ting to the deve­lo­p­ment and test­ing of new products

Busi­ness Brunch with Dani­el Wuhr­mann on 10 Novem­ber 2017 in Düsseldorf

In a sin­gle vehic­le the­re are ump­teen indi­vi­du­al parts from dozens of sup­pli­ers, and they keep having to per­form new func­tions in sys­tems that are get­ting more and more com­plex in the ways they act. The­se fea­tures alo­ne place extre­me­ly high demands on the deve­lo­p­ment and func­tion­a­li­ty of the indi­vi­du­al parts. But what hap­pens if com­pon­ents turn out to be non-functional, or even unsafe?

In the rela­ti­onship with the cus­to­mer, the­re is a thre­at of sub­stan­ti­al claims of recour­se for qua­li­ty and war­ran­ty mea­su­res. Recalls and other field mea­su­res are also pos­si­ble. Cor­rec­ti­ve mea­su­res and sanc­tions may also be adopted by the mar­ket sur­veil­lan­ce aut­ho­ri­ties. Final cus­to­mers and third par­ties may be entit­led to make pro­duct lia­bi­li­ty claims. 

  • What do cus­to­mers, legis­la­tors and juris­pru­dence call for?
  • What efforts in terms of deve­lo­p­ment and test­ing must the manu­fac­tu­rer of a pro­duct make to give hims­elf the best pos­si­ble chan­ce of eva­ding lia­bi­li­ty accusations?
  • What role do con­trac­tu­al agree­ments with the cus­to­mers or stan­dards such as IATF 16949 and ISO 26262 play in this?
  • How, in turn, do the­se issues rela­te to the obli­ga­to­ry ‘test­ing clau­se’ in stan­dard indus­tri­al lia­bi­li­ty insu­rance policies? 

We would like to dis­cuss the­se ques­ti­ons and others with you at our busi­ness brunch on 10 Novem­ber 2017 in Düsseldorf.


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