Employee competence according to ISO 26262

Editor: Hendrik Meyl, Achim Gerber Functional safety is often treated as just another functionality in the product. However, this overlooks the fact that functional safety is […]

Process Metrics – Making Quality Measurable

Author: Gerald Harris The Importance of Metrics Automotive SPICE, along with all other conceptual frameworks for describing development processes, has the goal of improving quality, both […]

Is the Project Manager Responsible for Providing Resources at all?

Editor: Hendrik Meyl, Achim Gerber According to ISO 26262, the responsibility for providing resources lies with the organization. Thus, the management as its executive body is […]

Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity in a Nutshell

Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity in a Nutshell In the last blog, “Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity in conjunction with a Cybersecurity Management System“, the focus was on […]

Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity in relation to Cybersecurity Management System

Politics, ISO and Audit/Assessment Politicians have implemented requirements from UN R155 into national law in the various jurisdictions of Europe, China, and the USA. Besides the […]

Why we write about tools

Redaktion: Achim Gerber, Rüdiger Bayer, Alexander Mackert  1 Summary Tools are on everyone’s lips in the context of digitization. A well-designed tool saves an enormous amount […]

How do Agile and SPICE mix?

Are Agile and SPICE like oil and water? Water and oil separate again after mixing. The Agile principles as defined by the Agile Alliance can actually be implemented very well within the framework offered by Automotive SPICE®. In this article we will highlight the first two principles of Agile Alliance:

The Safety Manager is Not Responsible for Safety!

According to the ISO 26262, the responsibility for achieving functional safety lies with the project manager, not the safety manager.

UNECE calls for end-to-end cybersecurity management

UN Regulation No. 155 of the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) of January 22, 2021, describes in detail how national homologation authorities will implement the topic of cybersecurity when approving new vehicles with mechatronic components in future. Car manufacturers will have to demonstrate a cybersecurity management system that implements cybersecurity risk management in the development, production and vehicle use phases.