Connectivity, autonomy, sharing and electrification.

The world of mobility is going through a major change and the future is increasingly connected, autonomous, shared and electric. The digitalisation, new entrants, new partnerships and new business models accelerates the platformification of the whole industry. Today a car has more than 100 ECUs and the reuse of software in those ECUs goes across both models and brands. It’s a change that brings both opportunities and risks.

The challenge spells complexity

In spite of increasing reuse and platform thinking, the industry has not been able to achieve any significant economy of scale. And half of all recalls today affect more than one model, and 14 percent more than one brand. The reason is an exponential increase in complexity over the last decade together with loosely coupled data without product context.

PLM revisited

Traditional PLM software was introduced to help companies maintain detailed, time-stamped, historical information of changes in product versions to ensure audit trails are intact. It’s a systematic approach with a centralized database, resolving conflicts faster and reducing costly engineering changes. We believe software has to move in the same direction in order to boost efficiency and improve resilience. It needs to be based on the product and variant concept, not relying on various types of loosely coupled authoring tools with no or little product awareness.

Introducing Software PLM

Software PLM is more than a product lifecycle and requirements management platform. With Software PLM you have a model of the system of system letting your organization work, view and generate data based on role, functions and need. It’s a framework for the organization to work with software, based on the company business logic, IP, and product structure. With Software PLM you can manage end-to-end software development the same way as mechanical development.

Why Software PLM system for complex software development?

  • Multiple data sources
  • High level of complexity
  • Ensure that a design is secure from a cybersecurity perspective
  • Ensure that documentation is always complete and up-to-date for ISO 21434
  • Move away from a general tool like Excel to a best-in-class tool designated for cybersecurity

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