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Reimagine embedded software development for automotive products

Software is increasingly critical in delivering the features and functionalities consumers demand in the automotive industry. However, embedding software into highly complex automotive designs presents numerous challenges. Quality, safety, and compliance are critical requirements, but late-stage changes necessary to achieve them can delay time-to-market and increase costs; this puts manufacturers at a competitive disadvantage.

In this white paper, learn how advanced tooling for software integration, validation, and verification in a virtualized environment accelerates the deployment of next-generation automotive systems.

Drive innovation in embedded software development

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) and electrification drive innovation in embedded software development. These trends and others force software developers to rethink how to best develop complex and more advanced systems. Here are some aspects they must consider:

  • Implement system requirements using MBSE

  • Functional correctness-by-design

  • Resource efficiency

  • Technology enablement and state-of-the-art feature support

  • Achieving certification for various safety standards

  • Using a comprehensive digital twin for validation and verification

Early validation and verification reduces time-to-market and development cost

Using the comprehensive digital twin for validation and verification rather than a physical ECU is faster and more cost-effective. It allows for effective debugging and analysis earlier in the development lifecycle. Developers can also implement the executable binaries into simulation models on a virtual ECU. In AV development, developers can examine different vehicle modes and surroundings, manage those variables, and then analyze, check and verify behavior.

Capitalâ„¢ VSTAR software provides a data-centric embedded software design flow

By using integrated tools, Capital VSTAR can be used to guide the ECU developer through the

AUTOSAR workflow to arrive at an executable ECU image efficiently and effectively. It enables engineers to:

  • Create and redefine software components in the ECU integration

  • Consolidate all the data and generate ECU extracts if necessary

  • Implement microcontroller abstraction layer (MCAL) configuration tools

  • Build integration into an AUTOSAR-based design

Read the white paper to learn more about how Siemens is helping vehicle manufacturers meet requirements and reimagine the embedded software development process.