Guest Blog: 2021 Predictions for Automotive Product and Systems Development
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As the demand for connected and autonomous systems increases, so does the need for safer and faster code generation for complex control systems. Engineers must monitor the entire embedded control system and application design process from start to finish. Model-based design (MBD) helps address various difficulties and complexities, which arise during the lifecycle of embedded application software through visual prototyping and simulation of models.
In an autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle functional safety landscape, MBD must be viewed as a requirement, not an option.
Inputs: Current software development toolchain, codebase, product line roadmap, and budget
Outputs: Optimized integrated toolchain for software development that aligns with overall goals and workflow
Input: Current code base, product roadmaps, tools chains and processes, quality configuration and data control systems
Output: Recommended action plan for transformation of software development to the latest in MBD technology and state-of-the-art standards
Input: Current configuration control, MBD and software development process, codebase, and software architecture
Output: Software architecture and tools that enable large scale development and control of embedded systems
Input: System and customer requirements, tools, and processes
Output: MBD auto code executable delivered and tested to the highest standards
Input: Systems and software design specifications
Output: Automated model-based verification and validation including controls and plant models
Input: Current models and/or code, and product roadmaps
Output: Style guide for software development using MBD that addresses standards
Today’s transportation market requires embedded systems that are customizable, scalable, and easily maintainable. The model-based design approach allows for robust validation and verification across multiple environments and faster code generation to keep up with the increasing demands of the autonomous vehicle. Embedded developers need to design faster and test earlier to create products with greater performance and faster time to market.
Upgrade current embedded systems to be compliant with functional safety and model-based design tools.
Generate embedded code that is functional safety compliant and ties in a real-time operating system (RTOS) for a full embedded system solution.
Re-architect your current code for reusability, customization, and scalability.
Integrate MBD in an AUTOSAR environment.
LHP is uniquely positioned to help your organization get where it wants to go with over 20 years of MBD of embedded systems experience. No matter where you are in the process of implementing MBD, LHP can offer the engineering solutions, resources, training, and hardware/tool recommendations you need.