Automotive SPICE® (System/Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) was introduced to help OEMs and their suppliers to manage the complexity in processes based on best practices and lessons learned.
Automotive SPICE is a process assessment model (PAM). ISO 33002 is the norm for assessments. These assessments use a PAM as reference to compare the process activities in a real project of a software based system with the base practices (capability level 1) and the generic practices (CL 2-5). The process ratings with their evidences is then documented in the assessment report signed by the lead assessor.
With growing complexity in car components, most car manufactures and their TIERs require development in line with Automotive SPICE (ASPICE) capability level CL2 or even CL3. Projects have often hundreds of engineers involved. Thousands of requirements need to be analyzed and later qualified in system tests. Processes in line with Automotive SPICE ensure quality output in line with defined milestones.
Automotive SPICE® is a trademark of VDA QMC www.automotivespice.com.