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Automotive Safety Requirements: IATF 16949 QMS Overview

May 7, 2019 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

The IATF 16949:2016 Automotive Quality Management System (QMS) Standard was released in October 2016 and includes requirements for automotive product safety and special characteristics. In this webinar, attendees will gain an understanding of the key changes in the Automotive QMS Standard and the specific requirements related to product safety. We will also discuss an introduction to automation and safety for autonomous vehicles.

What We Cover:

  • Overview of IATF 16949
  • In-depth review of changes related to Product Safety for automotive suppliers
  • Introduction to Automation and Safety / preparing for the future in Automation and Safety for Autonomous Vehicles 

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Vickie Betras

Vickie Betras is the Global Automotive Program Manager for ABS Quality Evaluations, the management systems certification subsidiary of ABS Group. She has experience with the ISO 9001 and TS 16949 standards, as well as the associated accreditation governing documents for the Automotive sector. Betras has audited management system standards for over 20 years as an IATF Certified Lead Auditor who has conducted hundreds of TS audits. Her automotive industry experience includes auditing various manufacturing processes such as stamping, welding, injection molding, machining and painting. Previously, she worked for an automotive supplier for over 10 years, with customers that included Tier 1 suppliers Ford, GM and Chrysler. 

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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