VicOne awarded ASPICE CL2 certificate for outstanding automotive embedded software development

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An ASPICE (Automotive Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) CL2 certificate has been awarded by DEKRA to VicOne for its automotive embedded software development and quality control.

The ASPICE certificate was created to assess the performance of development processes of OEM suppliers within the automotive industry and is tailored for the specific needs of international car manufacturers and the automotive ecosystem.

Automotive SPICE is now a globally recognized standard and valued certification for assessing high-level capabilities of software providers. The model framework assesses the research and development capabilities of software development teams in the automotive industry, developed within the ISO/IEC standards. Furthermore, the certification supports OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers with compliance beyond regulations (UN R155 and ISO/SAE 21434), while also strengthening defense against future cybersecurity threats.

“DEKRA and VicOne joined forces in automotive cybersecurity certification service programs in 2022,” commented Gerhard Rieger, senior vice president of DEKRA Global Functional Safety. “VicOne has successfully passed an ASPICE CL2 level certification, which shows their software systems apply to save and secure processes that are in line with the most advanced operating procedures and standards to evaluate process fulfillment regarding the ASPICE framework. DEKRA will further collaborate with VicOne on projects providing global customers with high-quality automotive cybersecurity counsel and solutions for optimal software management and control processes.”

“ASPICE is widely recognized as a world-class testing and certification standard, and DEKRA strives to offer the 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,” said Daniel Lee, general manager of DEKRA Taiwan product testing operations.”

“Trend Micro has always encouraged our startups to demonstrate their expertise in their respective fields,” explained Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro, of which VicOne is a subsidiary. “V2X is an inevitable trend, and we are delighted to see VicOne leading the way and breaking new ground in vehicle-to-everything technology.”

“With the increasing functions and applications adopted in V2X, a safer and more secure cockpit environment and driving experience is the common goal of OEMs and all vehicle suppliers,” said VicOne CEO Max Cheng. “VicOne’s excellent development and quality control capabilities in automotive electronics embedded software systems have long been affirmed by world-renowned car manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers. Now that we have obtained ASPICE CL2 certification, our automotive cybersecurity solutions have been recognized to meet the most advanced operating procedures and standards.”

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