As the car continues its transition from a hardware-driven machine to a software-driven electronics device, the auto industry’s competitive rules are being rewritten. Software is enabling critical automotive innovations driving the mega trends of autonomous, connected, electric cars and shared mobility solutions. 30% of vehicle content will be software in 2030 (McKinsey). However, as the importance of electronics and software has grown, snowballing complexity is causing significant software related quality issues, as evidenced by millions of recent vehicle recalls.
- In 2010, vehicles had about 10 million lines of code; by 2016, this expanded to roughly 150 million lines of code (McKinsey)
- 2017: In US market, there were 436 recall campaigns impacting 32 Million vehicles (Recall Masters)
- 2018: In US market, there were 443 recall campaigns impacting 47 Million vehicles (Recall Masters) with 102 recalls specifically for software and electronics
- The number of vehicles being remedied is decreasing: 39% (2017) to 31% (2018) (Recall Masters)
- There are 76 Million vehicles on the road today in the USA with open recalls (Recall Masters)
Auto OEM’s and Suppliers developing embedded software demand a single unified platform for embedded software application development enabling orchestration of all tasks to deliver highly dependable and scalable vehicle architecture to increase safety and reliability.
Watch this two-minute video to learn more about the challenges OEMs/Suppliers face and Siemens’ POLARION solution they can implement to deliver a safe and reliable mobility experience of the future: