From conventional vehicles to software-defined cars
Increasing complexity, growing software content, shorter development cycles – it takes a new breed of central architectures to rise to these challenges. They have to be versatile enough to flexibly accommodate emerging connected functions – particularly as updates according to SOP.
Modern-day megatrends such as automation are engendering more and more cross-domain functions that are finding their way into vehicles. Searching for answers to two problems – how to tame the complexity of these connected functions and manage new E/E architectures – engineers are veering from the component-oriented approach to development toward function-centered methods. Our end-to-end systems engineering services go to support your efforts to develop new functions and localize them in legacy E/E architecture. Whatever you have in mind – OTA, a vehicle strategy, or predictive maintenance – we help you achieve your goals.
What we do at a glance:
Model-based systems engineering (SPES2020, Harmony)
Functional safety & cyber security
Tailormade software solutions
With the advent of new services such as smartphone parking and in-car remote control for the home heating system and business models such as parcel delivery to parked vehicles, tomorrow’s car is going to be more than just a means of transportation. Cars will have to be equipped with innovative features to stand out in the crowd of competition. And software is the key to success in those stakes.
Cars are morphing into smartphones on four wheels. With so many connected software components from different vendors driving complexity, engineers have to come up with new platform-based concepts. The trick here is to remain independent and retain data sovereignty. And that takes central Car.OS platforms, developed to purpose but based on established standards such as AUTOSAR.
However, there will always be gaps that need to be filled with individual modules tailored to the individual manufacturer’s requirements. We develop this middleware in compliance with current standards, tailoring it to your needs and supporting you on the path to your destination – an OEM car OS platform of your own. And when we deliver the solution to you, rest assure it will come with the IP rights and source code included.
What we do at a glance:
Complex device driver
AUTOSAR adaptive and classic platform
New integration, verification, and validation challenges are emerging with trending central E/E architecture. Various software components, some from different vendors, and interfaces to cloud services and HMI have to be integrated, verified, and validated on the central computer. As an platform-independent partner, we can help you with software integration at every level from applications and platforms to the central computer. On demand, we can also develop a custom integration environment based on the CI/CD toolchain.
What we do at a glance:
Integration at all levels
Verification & validation
Development of a custom, CI/CD-based integration platform
AUTOSAR: Together towards the future
As a premium partner in the AUTOSAR consortium, we work with other AUTOSAR partners to advance the standard with safety [FT-SAF] and security [FT-SEC] in mind.
State-of-the-art software development with the ITK CI/CD toolchain
Delivering premium software that rises to the demands of increasing complexity, critical safety standards, very agile projects, and fast release cycles takes some doing. We do it with our TÜV-certified CI/CD toolchain, developing safety-critical software for all sectors with the agile touch.
A shift in the mobility industry Enabler of your B2C business
With digital services and business models becoming such powerful differentiators in the competitive arena, software is fast becoming a make-or-break asset for tomorrow’s mobility. Benefit from our deep insight into methods and many years’ experience developing exceptional software solutions. Let us accompany you on your path to a software-defined vehicle. As a premium partner in the AUTOSAR consortium, we deliver the latest developments directly to your doorstep. Join forces with us to make the most of these advances, and we will join you in solving even the most complex challenges. And rest assured that at the end of the project, we will hand over all IP rights and the source code to you.
From classic software integration to co-integration
The classic manual approach to software integration and validation is simply not up to the unprecedented challenges posed by increasing connectivity and automation. This why the transformation of software integration towards co-integration platforms is in full swing.