Tackle the Many Complexities Involved in Autonomous Vehicle Development Using an MBSE Approach
When millions of test scenarios are being simulated during the development of an autonomous vehicle, it is imperative that developers are working with software systems that speak the same language. Only then can the Verification and Validation be trusted to ensure projects deliver on the most crucial design parameters and use cases.
Simulation can no longer be thought of solely as a replacement to prototypes and physical testing. By waiting that long into the process, automakers are making too many unvalidated assumptions. Instead, a MBSE approach is necessary throughout product development for Verification and Validation to continuously grasp the interactions between complex mechanical, electrical, software, and sensor systems.
Siemens MBSE Technology Provides a Collaborative Design, Development & Test Platform for Systems & Software Engineers
Building the vehicles of tomorrow today requires not just well-connected engineering and development teams. This herculean task must also take into account several external influences, as well.
Consumers don't just want technologically advanced driving experiences. They want good-looking vehicles that are safe and reliable, too. Government mandates and environmental concerns must also be added to the list of requirements. These factors all add layers of complexity for automakers.
When using an MBSE approach, Verification and Validation allows all stakeholders the ability to virtually view and test-drive an automobile before production, ensuring the perfect vehicle will roll off of the assembly line. From ideation to post-manufacturing, Verification and Validation helps ensure the best product is built, the first time.
MBSE Tools and Technology Provide Automakers the Advantage in Today and Tomorrow’s Auto Industry Competitive Market
Battery electric vehicles accounted for more than half of all new car sales in 2020 in Norway. Worldwide, the estimate was closer to 3%, but by 2040 Bloomberg thinks that will rise to nearly 60%. As those numbers accelerate, so will the amount of software that controls the vehicles' systems. McKinsey expects software to account for 30% of new vehicles' functionality by the end of the decade.
That means automakers who want to win the race of tomorrow must immediately adopt the systems and processes to make that future reality or face falling into obscurity. MBSE, as CIMdata illustrates in this brief, is the most effective way for automakers to maximize efficiency through Verification and Validation throughout the entire development process.