Adoption of ASPICE shows our commitment to product quality and safety

We take pride in our product quality and safety, so we are continuously improving our software to meet rigorous standards.

The precision available from technology created by Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division has long differentiated us from our competitors — our product quality has always been a top priority, and customers choose us for it. Our implementation of a sustainability strategy, however, gives us an opportunity to build upon our process-driven approach to continuous product quality improvement. Our commitment to product safety and quality is seen in aligning our systems and processes with quality standards such as IATF 16949 and safety standards such as ISO 26262. To demonstrate our commitment to principles outlined in Hexagon’s sustainability strategy and fulfill software quality framework requirements of IATF 16949, we adopted the quality model known as ASPICE — Automotive Software Performance Improvement and Capability dEtermination.

The Automotive SPICE model aligned with out processes because it is not just a software quality model; it’s a collection of best practices for systems engineering, verification/validation, project management and supplier monitoring, to name just a few areas directly applicable to our operations. ASPICE ultimately ensures the safety of end-users as they can rely on our quality solutions. Full details are available at www.automotivespice.com.

We completed the integration of ASPICE procedures at our Hexagon Calgary Campus in 2021 and now apply the ASPICE model to all new projects. With cross-functional teams in Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and India, we also are working with our colleagues elsewhere in Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division to adopt appropriate processes and frameworks.

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“Our engineering systems and processes have long focused on continuous improvement, so the adoption of the Automotive SPICE quality model made sense for our organisation. Our customers increasingly expect adherence to industry quality standards, and Hexagon’s sustainability strategy makes it second nature for us to meet the most rigorous quality requirements for our products.”
— Jonathan Auld, Vice President of Engineering and Safety Critical Systems