In recent years, automotive systems have grown increasingly complex as electronic control units define a greater percentage of vehicle functionality and end-product differentiation. This evolution has placed a significant strain on the efficacy of traditional development methodologies and tools. As a result, an increasing premium is being placed on tools that offer means to accelerate and/or automate portions of the design and development process going forward. In support of and in parallel to this trend, the use cases for lifecycle management tools such as modeling tools has continued to expand as advances in functionality can now support the variability in software and system architecture and construction.
In addition, the aforementioned system complexity – combined with omnipresent time-to-market considerations – are now driving more engineering organizations to indentify new ways to streamline overall system development across different project/subunit teams. Subsequently, there is an increasing need for engineering organization to be able to visualize, group, and understand the relationships between disparate sets of software/system IP assets. This can be supported by advanced tooling that allows for code/system visualization as a way to understand code structure, system functionality, and third-party content.
Webcast Tomorrow, November 15th:
We will be exploring the these trends in greater depth and discussing some of our relevant research findings during a webcast with IBM Rational tomorrow Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET.