Quality Digest – Safety Products, EV & AV Vehicle Standards
Product development in Autonomous Vehicles will need to incorporate IATF 16949 and risk prevention techniques that have long used in the Automotive Industry, such as, APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA and SPC. However, IATF 16949 and the Core Tools handbooks will need to change to accommodate the System Architecture of System, Sub System, Hardware and Software required in Safety, EV, and AV products and the requirements flow down between customer, supplier and sub suppliers. New standards such as ISO 26262, Functional Safety, Cybersecurity (SAE J3061 and ISO/SAE 21434), ISO/PAS 21448:2019 (SOTIF), and Automotive SPICE will slowly and then suddenly become much more important. This is the rate of change that is forecasted for the global automotive market. Organizations planning supporting Safety Products, or planning to enter the EV and AV markets need to study these standards that are vital to the future of the automotive industry.