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Overcome the challenges in the development of vehicle E/E architecture

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As the automotive industry evolves, the pressure to develop more advanced E/E architectures for today's sophisticated, highly connected vehicles grows. At the same time, vehicle electrification, electronic complexity, government regulations, and automated driving are challenging automotive network design and software development. Furthermore, cost and time pressures on OEMs are increasing pressure to have the right products at the right time. Companies need modern solutions to keep up or risk falling behind to support the next generation of automotive products.

Download our 3-part eBook to learn about the challenges that go into the development of today's complex E/E architectures. Then, discover how vehicle networks design solutions and methodologies for verification and validation come together to accelerate vehicle development, lower development costs, and ensure a safe and secure vehicle.

Manage complexity in E/E architecture development

The challenges facing automotive OEMs developing E/E systems are numerous, varied, and only increasing in complexity. E/E system architects must include many considerations when developing, updating, and optimizing vehicle architectures, especially at the stage where E/E architectures are being defined and evaluated. Automating assignments and allocations with extensible rules according to those defined and insight metrics is also desirable to support early optimizations of the E/E architecture before detailed design work begins. Siemens E/E systems development solutions provide advanced tools to plan and check the architecture against the engineers' rules and guidelines and enable engineers to verify architectural decisions early.

Simplify the design process with E/E architecture

Most vehicle programs share a common underlying E/E architecture across a range of vehicles of different sizes and body types, for different markets, and more. Some signals must be available on all variations, while others may change source due to being calculated or measured differently for different vehicle types. Siemens Capital Networks allows full consideration of vehicle and ECU variants, using consistency checks to ensure correct-by-design implementations. Implementation files, AUTOSAR configurations, or others can be shared with software teams and suppliers appropriate to the ECU versions and variants needed. Also, with the increasing size of network architectures and data, generative design will accelerate the completion of laborious tasks, saving time and effort and reducing manual errors.

Shorten product development timelines by automating the process

The complexity of all E/E architecture domains will continue to increase. Automotive manufacturers must deliver and integrate numerous components that makeup highly complex, connected vehicle features to keep up with today's demands. These components' increasing number and sophistication call for advanced electrical, network, and software engineering solutions to help keep up with the complexity and shorten product development timelines. Today, innovative electrical systems engineering solutions can help automakers by automating development processes, while frontloading capabilities will help companies accelerate vehicle development, spur innovation, and lower development costs.

Discover modern solutions involving advanced electrical, network, and software engineering that manufacturers need to help keep up with the complexity and shorten product development timelines of next-generation automotive products — Download the eBook to learn more!