Quality and Process Management
for Automotive Software Suppliers
Quality Management System – ISO 9001 / IATF 16949
Every automotive software supplier shall maintain an effective quality management sytem. ISO 9001 is for generic use, IATF 16949 is for automotive part / accessories production.
The automotive software supplier needs to demonstrate its ability to develop software, which does what it has to, ready in time, and effectively maintainable for 12 years. This standard helps achieving these goals in automotive embedded software development.
An extension to Automotive SPICE, defining deeper requirements and inter-dependencies to the original standard.
Cyber-security, road vehicles – ISO/SAE 21434
From 2022 all automotive embedded software, which is security-relevant, shall be developed under Cyber-security Management System to be able to pass type approval in the EU. Similar standatd exists for software updates too.
Functional Safety, road vehicles – ISO 26262
Social Accountability – SA 8000
The automotive industry requires all its suppliers throughout the supply chain to respect human rights, labour rights and ensure the proper health and safety working environment to all employees.
Automotive Project Management
Explore the unexplored, expect the unexpected, and … deliver in time. PMP or Agile methodologies, good communication and motivation skills will help.
Automotive Software Development Tools
IDE is not enough to develop in automotive, many other tools are required. Requirement managers, UML designers, static and dynamic analyzers, code metrics, review and test tools, documentation frameworks, or detecting 3rd party content.
Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery System
The procedure from the check-in through integration, verification with quality gates and deployment is better to be automated.
Monitoring the application in the live environment gives the ability to understand users’ behavior, detect and fix issues before they are getting noticed.