SAE J2746 Software Assessment Repository
In the fall of 2005, the Automotive Industry established the SAE J2746 Software Assessment Repository (SAR) Task Force with the purpose of achieving significant improvements in software quality and reductions in cost throughout the automotive supply chain. The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and International Standards Organization (ISO) have developed specific guidelines for software development processes that have been embraced throughout the supply chain in the manufacturing of products used in automotive applications. These requirements are published internationally as ISO 15504-series (i.e., SPICE  and AutoSPICE ), and CMMI v1.x by SEI  in the USA. An initiative of the SAE J2746 Task Force was to develop a global scheme for the use of assessment results performed by registrars, based on the CMMI/SPICE standards.