The massive complexity inherent in autonomous vehicle design will push the tools and methodologies used by automotive engineers to their limits. This is especially true in the electrical and electronic systems domains as they come to dominate the operation of a vehicle’s safety-critical systems and amenities. To compete, autonomous car manufacturers will need a new design methodology that enables young engineers to design accurate and optimized systems, which can only be done by capturing the experience and knowledge of veteran engineers. They will need generative design.
In this white paper, we explore how generative design empowers automotive engineers to tackle the challenges of electrical and electronic systems design for autonomous vehicles, and provides a seamless synchronization of data between electrical, mechanical, and software domains.