Working Group Information

  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

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)


Creation of a process modell for mechanic development which is aligned with Automotive SPICE® 3.1 and other established standards in the industry.


A significant part of the systemsdeveloped nowadays are mechantronic systems. These consist of mechanical,  electronical/electrical and software systems and/or components. To support company internal process improvement within companies it is useful to provide processes for mechnical, electronical/electrical, software and system development with the same base and structure. This also supports assessors in conducting SPICE assessments.


  • Maintenance of SPICE Mechanical Engineering (an Automotive SPICE® 3.1 compliant process model)
  • Creation of standard training material and exams


WorkGroup Leadship Team 


  1. Defining and maintaining versioned procedures and forms
  2. Publishing of those


  1. Submitting procedures change proposal to the Advisory Board
  2. Implementing changes


  • Ganji Rajesh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (Head)
  • Detlef Vohwinkel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Christian Knüvener (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Bernhard Sechser (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )



Make intacs™ visible and globalized in the world.


Establishing contacts to companies, industry representatives and community members in any country in order to promote the intacs™ scheme by:

  • creating collaboration with institutions who are already implementing SPICE
  • creating synergies between ISO 330xx developments and intacs™ initiatives
  • winning regional representatives as local community contact persons for intacs™ issues
  • continuously improving the intacs™ scheme to support the international community needs

Activities of the Working Group

  • Regular conference calls to exchange news between all intacs™ Advisory Board and Regional Representatives (8 – 10 times per year)
  • Organizing, moderating and/or supporting community events (e.g. SPICE network meetings/conferences, Gate4Spice meetings/workshops, …)
  • Participation as intacs™ representative in national and international SPICE events (e.g. VDA Automotive SYS, EuroSPI, …)
  • Taking care of requests regarding any SPICE model or intacs™ procedure
  • Providing articles for the intacs™ newsletter in English
  • Maintaining Regions website on in English
  • Validating SPICE models (PAM, PRM) in alignment with intacs™ and ISO 330xx demands
  • Creating awareness of intacs™ in ISO/IEC JTC1 (Information Technology)