ISO/TS16949:2002 is an ISO Technical Specification, which aligns existing
American (QS-9000), German (VDA6.1), French (EAQF) and Italian (AVSQ)
automotive quality systems standards within the global automotive industry,
with the aim of eliminating the need for multiple certifications to satisfy
multiple customer requirements.
ISO/TS16949:2002 were developed by The International Automotive Task Force
(IATF), in conjunction with the International Organisation for Standardisation
Together with ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS16949:2002 specifies the quality system
requirements for the design/development, production, installation and servicing
of automotive related products. In addition, there are customer specific
requirements that are required by individual subscribing vehicle manufacturers.