04/29/2021

ETAS showcases the future of digitalized development methodology

Stuttgart International Symposium

At the 21st Stuttgart International Symposium, Markus Christian, head of product management for test and validation solutions at ETAS, and Thomas Huber, head of the Bosch Center of Competence (CoC) Software Verification and Validation, spoke about the role of digitalized development in the continuous vehicle product life cycle. The talk can be seen here:

 

The automotive industry is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. Changes to E/E architectures, some of them radical, are playing a key role in this process. New structures and architectures are emerging to deal with the greater functionality and complexity resulting from partially automated driving and a growth in connectivity. ECUs that were once separate are now being merged to become centralized onboard computers. Modern vehicles are already making greater use of low-cost IT from the consumer sector. In addition, they and the electronics that control them are now evolving into living systems that receive regular updates and functional enhancements. This is creating a new world with completely new business models. Here, conventional development methodology can rapidly reach its limits, since it is designed to operate within a fixed range of functions.

Over 500 participants at 21st Stuttgart International Symposium

Over 500 people took part in the online event, which was held on March 30 and 31, under the patronage of Winfried Kretschmann, minister-president of Baden-Württemberg. In their joint presentation, Markus Christian, head of product management for test and validation solutions at ETAS, and Thomas Huber, head of the Bosch Center of Competence (CoC) Software Verification and Validation, provided information on ways in which vehicle development can meet these new challenges.

Virtualization at the vehicle level is no longer a vision

Increasingly, automotive development continues out on the road, when the vehicle is in operation. Today’s vehicles exist in two worlds – the real and the digital – which are closely intertwined. Developers therefore need to exploit the possibilities of virtualization combined with modern development methods such as Automotive DevOps. As a specialist for development tools, ETAS offers – together with Bosch – a comprehensive Software-in-the-Loop portfolio that can meet the challenges described above. This serves to link together, in modular and flexible fashion, the various elements of the virtualization and the required solutions and development tools. Controlled interaction between the key elements of the system ensures that the virtualization elements are of the requisite quality and usability. This includes virtual ECUs that guarantee realistic behavior, a powerful simulation and integration tool, virtual networks, and field-based validation monitoring. In other words, virtualization at the vehicle level is no longer a vision but rather a reality that is already in use by OEMs.

Discover the new world of digitalized development methodology

In the linked video, ETAS and BOSCH show how you and your development team can benefit from the new world of digitalized development methodology in the continuous vehicle product life cycle.