Guest Blog: 2021 Predictions for Automotive Product and Systems Development
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The key to an organization’s survival is controlling code proliferation in its product. AUTOSAR will be the toolset to get a handle on exponential code increase. Software is on course towards standardization.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will not rest until engine control units (ECUs) are independent of specific functions. They need computing power to achieve autonomous mobility and will get that through AUTOSAR. OEMs and others have been tweaking and tailoring the standard since 2003. It’s a continuously evolving standard and is spreading through the industry. All things electrical with a brain – or ‘with smarts’ in lieu of ‘a brain’ – will be required to adopt it.
No longer valid is an ECU dedicated to a single custom function. AUTOSAR code allows vehicle systems to live in a framework that controls what ECU is best used at what time and space. Efficiency is essential to autonomous mobility.
Functional safety was a major catalyst in driving the need. Its nature drives safety, which drives redundancy, which drives complexity and cost. To realign this cost paradigm shift, AUTOSAR is critical to minimize the impact and counter that increase.
LHP’s Ecosystem addresses the needs of functional safety and AUTOSAR to provide a solution that meets both standards, seamlessly and simultaneously.
Streamlining complex software system integration and standardizing on an architecture and development platform is crucial in the new automotive landscape.
Input: Review requirements, define requirements, evaluate toolsets, analyze existing code
Output: Requirements definition, project plan for migration to AUTOSAR
Input: Assessment, customer hardware and environment, existing, stable example for migration
Output: Functional AUTOSAR model, based on example provided
Input: POC outputs and inputs
Output: Launched product using AUTOSAR
Input: Prototype output
Output: Complete AUTOSAR migration into the customer’s environment; customer will be able to launch any product into production, using its AUTOSAR specific processes
Input: Evaluate existing workflow
Output: Streamlined workflow process that recognizes benefits of AUTOSAR
Output: Deliverables achieved utilizing AUTOSAR and project leadership
Input: Evaluation of need
Output: Skilled employees pertaining to the subject matter elected
LHP has over a decade of working knowledge in AUTOSAR migration, adoption, and configuration. LHP will engage your organization at any level of AUTOSAR development while creating a custom plan that takes into account the customer’s current needs and future goals.