IATF 16949 Update – ASPICE, Functional Safety

by Roy Gray published on April 06, 2023

The IATF 16949:2016 standard places significant emphasis on the development and production of software within the automotive industry. ASPICE (Automotive SPICE) is a widely used process framework for the software development in the automotive industry. This framework defines the processes, procedures, and activities required for the development of embedded software in vehicles.

In addition to ASPICE, the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) has updated their Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements to include software as a part of the PPAP submission. This change has significant implications for suppliers in the automotive industry, as it requires a more rigorous approach to the development and testing of software.

Furthermore, European OEMs are now requiring their suppliers to implement a Cybersecurity Management System aligned with ISO 27001, called TISAX (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange). This requirement is becoming increasingly important in the automotive industry, as the use of connected cars and autonomous vehicles increases. TISAX provides a standardized approach to cybersecurity management and helps to ensure that the systems and software used in vehicles are secure and reliable.

Watch this webinar recording to learn about the new requirements for embedded software in the automotive industry and how to implement them effectively.