Improved Quality and Reliability
Automotive technology and supply networks are becoming more complex. This increases the possibility of failure triggered by a system design error or software implementation issue. With passenger and public safety at risk, prudent organizations will take advantage of standards such as ASPICE to ensure that products will be built on a solid foundation and an irreproachable process.
ASPICE, or Automotive SPICE, provides a framework for evaluating and improving the development and implementation of software and related systems embedded in motor vehicles. This framework can be extended to hardware engineering and mechanical engineering using processes through which requirements are defined and designs are developed.
ASPICE promotes order, control, and proper flow from the definition of requirements through design, testing, and verification.
ASPICE can reduce development costs. Using the standard’s processes, errors and defects will be found earlier in development when they are less costly to correct. Also, as the organization learns and standardizes internal processes, there is an opportunity to work more efficiently through avoidance of repeated errors, reuse of gained knowledge, and consistent approaches to the work.
Input: Understand the customer goals and objectives based on existing processes.
Output: Assessment report and/or Functional Safety implementation plan, project plan tailored to your needs with prioritized list of actions based on assessment.
Input: Functional Safety implementation plan, business needs
Output: Certified or compliant corporate processes for implementation of Functional Safety tailored to your needs
Input: Functional Safety implementation plan, current development toolchain, existing design portfolio, product line roadmap, business needs and constraints
Output: Functional Safety compliant framework, integrated toolchain, for product development that aligns with overall goals and engineering department workflow
Input: Mapping of existing skills related to business needs, product line roadmap
Output: Training on safety-related processes or tools to close the gaps and accelerate the development team
Input: Business needs and stakeholder/product requirements
Output: Functional Safety certified/compliant ECUs (Systems, Hardware, Software, Design and Test)
Input: Assessment, Work Scope, Project Management
Output: Schedules, budget, plans to achieve Functional Safety
Input: Applicable business standards, product roadmap
Output: Analysis report and implementation plan
Input: Systems, software, hardware requirements, and business processes and tools
Output: Verification and validation of systems, including the development of test equipment, and processes documentation (Functional Safety / ASPICE / DO-178 or other)
Input: Product requirements and design
Output: Safety analysis from concept to production (i.e. HARA, FMEDA, FHA, FTA, etc.)
LHP’s Team of functional safety experts have decades of experience in process management, assessment, and requirements gathering that is designed to help lead your team through value added approaches for process assessments and system improvements.
Our approach of an Automotive SPICE (ASPICE) gap analysis, recommended action plan, and full implementation allows your organization the peace of mind that LHP will guide you through every step of the process.