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Restructuring for Autonomy

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AVEP01_07
Published January 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
  • English

At the dSPACE World Conference, engineers gained new insights into digital development, virtual design and testing.

The rapid cadence of new automotive technologies continues to drive massive change. Automakers are revamping corporate structures while simultaneously altering vehicle architectures, as engineers strive to meet the demands of autonomy, connectivity, electrification and advanced safety.

The transformations driven by the escalating impact of electronics were a central focus for automotive executives who addressed the recent dSPACE World Conference, held in Munich. The impact is reaching into the upper layers of corporate staffs. At BMW, for example, new training is endowing every manager with a deeper understanding of electronic technologies and digital design tools.