Open Standards Enable Continuous Software Development In The Automotive Industry

Until recently, the automotive industry was primarily focused on design, development of electronics and mechanics, and manufacturing. Nowadays the software component of new vehicles has become a large portion of the development cost, driven by adding numerous new sensors, intelligent algorithms, very powerful and specialized processors and a highly complex user experience to the vehicle. In this article a high-level overview of vehicle development is provided, followed by a deep dive in the different software development processes, languages and tools that are required for efficient development of the next generation of intelligent vehicles.