Impact of EV AV Standards on IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems

by published on December 14, 2021

IATF 16949:2016 was revised from ISO/TS 16949:2002 and released in October 2016. IATF 16949:2016 includes ISO 9001:2015 in its entirety within the standard. The structure and content of ISO 9001:2015 changed dramatically and brought in many new concepts into a QMS including risk based thinking, process focus and “leadership”. In addition, the International Automotive Task Force members made many of their own changes. The final result was a major change for the Automotive Industry’s approximately 6,226 North American sites. 

Several key factors have influenced the Automotive Industry. These include the announcement by China that it plans to “phase out conventional gas-burning cars by 2035”. This was followed by an announcement by General Motors to phase out Gasoline and Diesel Vehicles and embrace “zero tailpipe emissions by 2035”. These announcements were followed generally by all Automakers worldwide. It is an overall consensus that the Automotive Industry is shifting to Electric Cars with many automakers moving from a SAE Level 2 to a Level 3 and Level 4 autonomy. (note, this will be explained in the seminar) Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles (EV/AV) are influenced by many new and old standards that Omnex calls the Seven Levers. See figure below (or visit These standards have a major impact on New Product Development, APQP, and most major automotive processes.

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