Automotive SPICE Process Assessment / Reference Model
The Automotive SPICE process assessment model (PAM) is intended for use when performing
conformant assessments of the process capability on the development of embedded automotive
systems. It was developed in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 33004.
Automotive SPICE has its own process reference model (PRM), which was developed based on the
Automotive SPICE process reference model 4.5. It was further developed and tailored considering
the specific needs of the automotive industry. If processes beyond the scope of Automotive SPICE
are needed, appropriate processes from other process reference models such as ISO/IEC 12207 or
ISO/IEC 15288 may be added based on the business needs of the organization.
The PRM is incorporated in this document and is used in conjunction with the Automotive SPICE
process assessment model when performing an assessment.