Functional safety regulations for autonomous and electric vehicles have increased requirements for OEMs. Unprecedented challenges to design, develop and integrate systems for vehicle autonomy with electrification are beyond incremental platform architecture modifications.
Automakers are facing shorter production cycles, from years to months, straining traditional approaches to platform design and manufacture. Enter the digital twin, its role in the vehicle product life cycle, and now it is bringing into focus the electronic and electrical (E/E) systems, enabling automakers to realize and transform their business for this new generation of vehicles.
With billions of possible electronic and electrical configurations today, there must be many times that number in the future. Trade studies can be performed using the model-based digital twin to analyze and optimize E/E architectures while also planning the design for manufacturability.
In this white paper we explore how the electronic and electrical system digital thread can enable companies to efficiently design, manufacture and service autonomous electric vehicles.