IATF 16949: 2016 standard; In the scope definition section in 1.1 Scope, stated as follows for the embedded software. '' Automotive supplemental to ISO 9001: 2015 this Automotive QMS Standard defines the quality management system requirements for the design and development, production and, when relevant, assembly, installation, and services of automotive-related products, including products with embedded software. ''In other words, companies that produce software embedded in the product can also apply for an IATF certificate. As you know, the product, which is embedded software, must be installed on the OEM or OES vehicle.
If the company produces an embedded software product for the automotive industry; the IATF 16949: 2016 standard requires the following in clause 18.104.22.168.
22.214.171.124 Development of products with embedded software
The organization shall use a process for quality assurance for their products with internally developed embedded software. A software development assessment methodology shall be utilized to assess the organization's software development process. Using prioritization based on risk and potential impact to the customer, the organization shall retain documented information of a software development capability self-assessment. The organization shall include software development within the scope of its internal audit program (see Section 126.96.36.199).