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Trends & challenges in development

Development in the automotive industry

Driven by new competitors such as Tesla and Byton, established car manufacturers are being confronted with new challenges in vehicle development. The focus no longer lies on the development of powerful combustion engines encased in a beautiful chassis, but rather on the development of the vehicle into a computer on four wheels.

In our whitepaper “trends and challenges in development” we talk about the following trends:

  • The computer on four wheels
  • Explosion in variations of model
  • Complex supplier network
  • Ever shorter development cycles

We also discuss the following challenges:

  • More intensive focus on customers and functions
  • Following a clear blueprint showing software and hardware architecture
  • Upon implementation: Ensure consistency & quality in a complex supply chain
  • Integration into a flawless overall system
  • Synchronisation of hardware and software development cycles
Victor Gradl

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