Introduction to the combined Application of Agile & Safety in Automotive Software Development

The future value of automobiles will undoubtedly be created through software. Whereas software contributes about 10 percent of the added value today, it is expected to rise to 40 percent by 2020 (Morgan Stanley Research, 2016). Software and the relevant electronic control units are paramount for enabling trends in the automotive industry, such as automated driving, connected car and electric mobility. With an average modern high-end car compromising up to 100 million lines of code, managing software development efficiently, while adhering to all safety related issues have grown highly in importance.

Traditional methods applied for organizing software development (e.g. planning the whole project from start to end) may not provide the flexibility needed for handling innovation.

In contrast, agile principles can stimulate efficient organization and planning of software development, also in a functional safety context.


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