TAIPEI, Nov. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ASPICE stands for Automotive Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination. It is a model framework for assessing the R&D capability of software development teams in the automotive industry, developed within the ISO/IEC standards. Applicants’ capability levels will be examined for ASPICE certification. After European car manufacturers took the lead, more and more global counterparts and suppliers have come to regard Automotive SPICE as a standard for assessing the capability of software providers.
Allen Liao, Associate Vice President, Automotive Electronics Application LOB of LITE-ON Technology Corp., stated that LITEON Technology has long been committed to the research and development of the application of automotive electronics as a prominent solution provider for their clients. Since the application of HUD (head-up display) combined with ADAS and V2X has become an important auxiliary tool for a smart cockpit, the market has edged toward more stringent requirements for product safety and software reliability. The ASPICE certificate issued by the DEKRA DIGITAL Principal Consultant demonstrates the LITEON Technology’s strength in the research and development of automotive software. What’s more, the certification also reflects LITEON Technology’s comprehensive development procedures of automotive software which fully complies with the quality criteria of international car manufacturers and Tier 1. With this at hand, LITEON Technology is proven to have the capability to address the design requirements in the global supply chain of vehicles.
At the certificate awarding ceremony, Allen Liao, Associate Vice President, Automotive Electronics Application LOB of LITE-ON Technology Corp., received the ASPICE CL2 certificate from Aaron Lee, Managing Director of DEKRA Taiwan. Daniel Lee, General Manager of DEKRA Taiwan Product Testing Operations, and Kevin Huang, Manager of Global Functional Safety attended the ceremony. Gerhard Rieger, Senior Vice President Global Functional Safety and Ganesh Kumar, DEKRA DIGITAL Principal Consultant for ASPICE, Functional Safety & Cybersecurity, joined the ceremony online.
Aaron Lee, Managing Director of DEKRA Taiwan, expressed that as the concept of smart driving has gain its popularity, a vehicle is carried with more and more smart-assisted technologies and products. Car manufacturers have asked for increasingly higher quality of the products developed by suppliers in the supply chain, where ASPICE has been widely requested. DEKRA DIGITAL and Functional Safety team is the only team in Taiwan that is led by a Principal Consultant and Competent Assessor, and also the expert team that works with the most car manufacturers of Taiwan for certification. The review was led by Ganesh Kumar, DEKRA DIGITAL Principal Consultant for ASPICE, Functional Safety & Cybersecurity, accompanied by Kevin Huang, DEKRA Global Functional Safety and Cyber Security Manager, and ASPICE assessor and expert team. They verified that LITEON Technology’s HUD products have reached the industry-leading level in terms of the system development, software design, and management by performing a VDA scope assessment of ASPICE. Accordingly, LITEON Technology successfully received the ASPICE CL2 and ISO 26262 certificates from DEKRA.
As a world-class testing and certification organization, DEKRA strives to offer one-stop service where clients in the automotive supply chain are able to enjoy integrated solutions, including ISO 26262/ IEC 61508 functional safety, ISO/SAE 21434 / SAE J3061 road vehicles – cybersecurity, ISO 27001 / TISAX standards for information security assessment and Automotive SPICE, a capability maturity model for software. The mission is to help steer clients’ transformation upgrades and sustainable development of the automotive industry.
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for almost 100 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2021, DEKRA generated sales totaling more than EUR 3.5 billion. The company currently employs almost 48,000 people in approximately 60 countries on all continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe, secure and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now in the top one percent of sustainable businesses ranked.