Technology companies are introducing new software-driven features and functionalities faster than ever. Consumers expect these developments to be integrated into their vehicles just as quickly, often well beyond the initial sale. That means product development now continues long after manufacturing is complete.
This brief from CIMdata highlights how successful Automakers can continually evolve product definition through Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE). This ensures product definition is always accurate to the latest discoveries while allowing engineers to work in their accustomed environment.
Manage evolving product definitions throughout the vehicle’s entire lifecycle
The mechanical, electrical, and software components that make up a vehicle are all connected. When a change is made to one system, it is vital to recognize its effects on the rest of the vehicle. A firm grasp of product definition improves decision-making across product lines and lifecycles by giving a real-time view of the interactivity of proposed changes on all affected systems.
Product definition encompasses the entirety of the vehicle and is broken down into:
- Requirements Management
- Parameter Management
- Functional & System Modeling
- Multi-domain Architecture
MBSE addresses the complexity of managing evolving requirements and parameters in connected vehicles
Transitioning to MBSE to manage design complexity in automotive is smoothest when adopting open architecture software tools that allow teams to continue using their primary development tools, according to CIMdata. Improvements in managing requirements and parameters, design quality, and a drastic reduction in development times are immediate when MBSE can be implemented with minimal disruptions.