SAE International Creates Vehicle Software Assessment Repository

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 17, 2010 - With a goal of improving automotive software development capabilities and promoting more effective software process improvement activities and assessments, SAE International has created the J2746 Software Assessment Repository.

The repository is secure online database system that facilitates accurate and secure sharing of corporations’ software development capabilities. The repository does not mandate the use of one assessment method over another. Instead, it reports the salient results from industry accepted assessment methods, such as Automotive SPICE©, CMMI®, and provides guidelines for understanding in a uniform manner.

Peter S. Abowd, President of Worldwide Automotive for Altia and Chairman of the J2746 Software Assessment Repository Committee stated, “This is an important step both in terms of improving the quality and reliability of automotive embedded software and reducing developmental costs.  This new repository promotes higher fidelity and more responsible disclosure of software development capability in a secure and easy-to-use format.”

The fee for an organization to enter an assessment is $500. For a limited time, SAE International is offering a fee reduction of 25 percent. There is no fee to view information on the site. Assessed organizations can control who views their information.

For more information, call 1-724-772-8522 or e-mail .

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.


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