The usage of electronic systems in automotive industry is continuously expanding, even at at faster pace. Compare with a previous model, every new vehicle model has more vehicle functions, meant to improve connectivity, security, driveability and comfort.
More vehicle functions means more electronic control modules (ECU) with more and complex software. Due to the complexity and size of the control software, it’s mandatory to use a development process which shall improve the overall quality of the software, increase development efficiency and eliminate systematic software bugs.
The standard software development process used in the automotive industry is the V-cycle. It is very important for engineers interested to build a career in the automotive software industry to understand the V-cycle and tools used in during this process.