Automotive Systems Engineering (ASE) integrates products, processes and methods: This enables you to transparently manage all requirements throughout the entire lifecycle, from the concept phase of a platform to the operational phase.
Automotive Systems Engineering (ASE) provides the combination of field-proven SE concepts with the process requirements specifically for automotive electronics development. The automotive perspective gives the lifecycle blueprint "Automotive integrated Development" (AiD). The integration to the comprehensive ASE allows to transparently manage the E/E R&D tasks from the conception to the actual development to production requirements and the further engineering of the connected car.
Due to the high market dynamics, a first-time-right attitude is needed - a methodology that supports the close interaction of mechanics, electrics/electronics, control with software technology. Understanding the system comprehensively is made possible through this approach.
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Through this dovetailing, Automotive Systems Engineering coordinates the R&D processes and helps to master complexity safely and permanently.
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Automotive Systems Engineering is a problem-solving process that is customized to meet individual requirements. A focus is on system design through
Technical management processes such as project, configuration and risk management are also incorporated into this approach. Thus, in addition to a comprehensive understanding of R&D, everything necessary for planning, testing and dealing with problems is also provided, which is necessary for the complete product life cycle.
ASE thrives on consistency, from conception to the operational phase. This systems thinking is crucial in order to be a software-defined vehicle with new E/E architectures developed by interdisciplinary teams.
Key to automotive systems engineering is the consistent integration of the product view: all essential information is communicated via a system model. Example: In addition to functional requirements, non-functional requirements such as functional safety (ISO 26262), SOTIF and cybersecurity must also be allocated to the architecture. A model can support documentation for a safety and security-by-design approach. As in downstream engineering, ASE breaks down tasks from the big to the small, ensuring pervasiveness and consistency.
Mastering the interface between mechanics and electronics becomes a must to master digital services in a server-like SW architecture.
ASE thus offers orientation in two dimensions:
With Automotive Systems Engineering, you integrate all activities across your product lifecycle, including the market phase essential for the connected car, when the fleet is exposed to cyber risks and digital services are expected to ensure a constant cash flow for manufacturers.