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Blurring boundaries in E/E systems development


Common trends across the automotive, aerospace, off-highway, and adjacent industries are causing dramatic changes in the nature and challenges of product development. Enabling the advanced features expected in the products of today requires the integration of components from across domains. Mechanical, electrical, electronics, and embedded software must come together to implement desirable features, including autonomy, connectivity, and electrification. An integrated E/E solution solves tomorrow’s challenges and supports companies as they strive to overcome complexity and reduce time to market.

Automotive trends present new challenges in systems development

Cross-industry trends (such as electrification, autonomy, and connectivity) challenge traditional product development approaches as companies look to deliver these new technologies in automotive, aerospace, and adjacent industries. Much of this innovation is driven by electrical and electronic (E/E) systems, including embedded software, communication networks, electronics, and electrical systems. As a result, the complexity of the integrated E/E systems has skyrocketed, outpacing expert predictions from just a few years ago. One of the biggest challenges in developing these complex, multi-domain systems in a coherent, integrated way, driving companies to evolve their E/E system development approaches to meet the market challenges of tomorrow.

Next level E/E systems development with an end-to-end environment

The next generation of development approaches must blur the boundaries between software, electrical, electronic, and network development to ensure comprehensive traceability and compliance while accelerating product development. This article will discuss the cross-industry trends and their implications for product development and outline the characteristics and benefits of next-generation, comprehensive E/E systems development approaches.