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  Purpose / Objective

Creation of an add-on for Automotive SPICE addresing cybersecurity aspects of development projects:

  • Definition of additional processes (which do not exist in Automotive SPICE)
  • Definition of additional Outcomes and Work Products (which do not exist in Automotive SPICE)
  • Definition of additional Base Practices for existing Automotive SPICE Processes
  • Definition of additional Notes for existing Automotive SPICE Processes or Base Practices


  • Extension to ASPICE 3.1 – to be able to measure the compliance of the development processes versus ISO/ SAE 21434
  • Mapping of the extension elements to elements of ISO/ SAE 21434
  • Extension to ASPICE Competent Assessor Qualification (Procedure, Syllabus, Training material, accreditation of TPs, certification)
  • Managed Best Practice collection (mapped to elements of ISO/SAE 21434)
  • Reports how to apply the ISO/SAE 21434 and how to assess


Working Group Leader

 In: Working Group Information 


Creation of a process model for data management that is aligned with Automotive SPICE® 3.1 and other established standards in the industry.


Many of the current innovations in the automotive environment revolve around autonomous driving, digitization, connectivity, AI/machine learning, and new services in the context of mobility.

All of these innovations are based on the collection and use of data. However, the handling of data often plays a subordinate, barely visible role in today's development and operations processes, with corresponding risks.

The working group is creating a good practice framework that specifically addresses these risks; hence the working title "Data Management SPICE".


  • Pilot the draft model - we are actively looking for organizations interested in piloting.
  • Create a Data Management SPICE PAM (aligned with Automotive SPICE® 3.1)
  • Creation of standard training material and exams


  • Michael Neher
  • Sascha Glasbrenner
  • Niko Pollner
  • Goekhan Oezdil
  • Stefan Feser
  • Tuexen Henning
  • Dariusz Ziarniak
  • Emrah Eminoglu
  • Gerd Grest
  • Turhan Batur
  • Samer Sameh
  • Gregor Pawelke
  • Christina Stathatou

Working Group Leadership Team 

  • Christian Hertneck (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Thomas Sievers (Head) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Welcome to intacs™, the association of all assessors working on the basis of the International Assessor Certification Scheme!


intacs™ is

  • an independent and legally registered not-for-profit association
  • with open and transparent operations in an honorary capacity
  • and global and multilingual presence.



Because of the need to improve on assessment performance, to reduce variations in the quality of assessment results and to make results more comparable, intacs™ was set up in response to requests from industry and international ISO/IEC 15504 experts. The main objective was to ensure high quality assessor qualification in the worldwide community for process assessment according to ISO/IEC 15504.

In order to reach these goals, intacs™

  • sets training and certification standards for ISO/IEC 15504 assessors
  • sets standards for maintaining assessor competence
  • promotes assessment models and community interactions


Industry acceptance

intacs™ is the scheme accepted by the automotive industry and the HIS / VDA AK 13 (working group responsible for defining process requirements for car manufacturers and n-tier suppliers).


1. Legal name and address

International Assessor Certification Scheme e.V. (intacs e.V.)


Herderstr. 7

51147 Köln



T: +49 (0) 700 intacsinfo (46822746)

E: office at intacs.info

Purpose and Goals

Creation of a process reference and assessment model for hardware development, which is

- compliant with ISO/330xx and ISO/IEC 15504-2

- aligned with Automotive SPICE® 3.1

- aligned with the VDA Automotive SPICE Guidelines

- aligned with ISO 26262-1:2018 2Ed and ISO 26262-5:2018 2Ed

Change requests for Automotive SPICE, e.g.

- SYS.3 does not mention “Producability”

- SYS processes does not address a production interface

- Thermal / environmental and EMC testing  Note for SYS.4/SYS.5  (testing)


In the automotive industry, a significant no. or products are mechatronic products, i.e. comprising mechanical, electrical, electronial, electro-mechanical element, and software.

There is not Process Assessment Model yet providing indicators for all these product levels and aspects. Since Automotive SPICE v3.0, there is a "Plug-in" concept allowing for HW and mechanical lifecycle processes to be placed below the SYS.x, and beneath the SWE.x processes. Still, the VDA working group (AK) 13, at present, does not have the mandate to develop "MEE" and "HWE" process extensions.

As there is a ggworing need for companies to either assess hardware in isolation, or to assess mechatronic development processes, the goal of this working group is to propose such criteria.

Start and Deadlines

February 2018, projected finalization 4Q 2019


This working group operates strictly according to teh intacs Guidelines for Kartellrecht.


ISO//IEC 330xx compliant Process Reference and Process Assessment Model


  • Pierre Metz (intacs, working group leader)
  • Michael Glaser (Bosch)
  • Michael Kaufmann (Bosch)
  • Holger Göttel (Bosch)
  • Sibylle Schmid (ZF)
  • Christoper Sievers (Continental)
  • Rajesh Ganij (WABCO)
  • Gerd Vogler (Dräxlmaier)
  • Claudia Balla (Dräxlmaier)
  • Attila Fehervari (ART S.p.A.)
  • Kosmas Kopmeier (SynSpace)
  • Thomas Gabler (Kuglermaag)
  • Michael Kaufmann

Working Group Leader

  • Pierre Metz (intacs)


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