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Colorado Springs, CO, United States, 2010/03/23 - SAE International initiates automotive software repository program enabling suppliers and OEMs to share software development capabilities.
Altia congratulates SAE International on their launch of the SAE J2746 Software Assessment Repository, a program that not only provides direction to automotive embedded software developers about how to effectively report their software development capabilities, but also publish and promote this information to their base of customers and prospects.
This repository consists of an online web-based database system that facilitates accurate and secure sharing of corporations’ software development capabilities. It reports the results from industry accepted assessment methods – like SPICE© and CMMI® -- and provides guidelines for understanding the results in a uniform manner. The uniform interpretation of assessment results helps to ensure that software development organizations are compared solely on the measured capability of their software solutions.
Peter S. Abowd, President of Worldwide Automotive for Altia and Co-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.”
SAE International (sae.org) 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. For more information, call 1-724-772-8522 or e-mail pr[.]sae.org.
The SAE 2010 World Congress will be held April 13-15 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich. For more information or to request press credentials, visit sae.org/congress/.
Altia, Inc. (altia.com) is a software company that provides user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Altia was founded in 1991 and its customers include GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Guidant, Lockheed Martin and hundreds of other leading manufacturers.