Challenges & Strategies in New Product Development with Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

by Chad Kymal published on November 07, 2023

Automotive organizations today are developing new products in silos – Design, Functional Safety, ASPICE and Software, and Cybersecurity. Each of these design components have a supplier component and the supplier interventions are not consistent or coordinated. The advent of these new standards and design methods give rise to coordination with the supplier design and testing including joint development with the “design supply chain”. The Omnex Strategy for the Automotive industry in developing Electric and Autonomous vehicles are to integrate, digitalize (including AI) and coordinate with the design supply chain. Digital cloud based software with Machine Learning and AI are a key ingredient in the recipe for success. The two day conference needs to be seen in the light of these three important strategies. 

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Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.

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Jul 31 2024 11:00AM EST