Model-based Systems Engineering – feature-centric engineering in the Automotive Industry – ep. 3

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There is nothing more costly than doing efficiently that which should not be done at all!

In today’s market when a shorter time-to-market is demanded, this is a situation that has to be avoided at all costs. This is why most manufacturers are now using digital tools to manage development workflows in a way that keeps all teams focused on doing the right thing.

I’m Nicholas Finberg of Siemens Global Marketing and I’m joined again in hosting by Tim Kinman, Vice President of Trending Solutions and Global Program Lead for Systems Digitalization at Siemens Digital Industries Software. We are joined by three experts: Piyush Karkare, Global Director for Automotive Industry Solutions at Siemens, Michael Baloh, Control Engineer at Siemens; and Brad McCaskey, Portfolio Executive at Siemens.

In this episode, you’ll find out what feature-centric engineering involves and the role that collaboration plays in making it possible. We’ll also discuss the importance of interfaces in making different aspects of the vehicle function together. Lastly, you’ll understand why companies advocate for the reuse of existing features.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • What feature-centric engineering means (02:56)
  • The relationship between electrical, electronic, and software architecture (09:36)
  • The importance of interface definition (12:08)
  • How to apply contracts to interfaces as a way of verifying behaviors (17:00)
  • How features reuse helps lower the cost and speed up the development process (23:39)
Piyush Karkare

Piyush Karkare

Global Director, Automotive Industry Solutions

Brad McCaskey

Brad McCaskey

Portfolio Executive at Siemens

Tim Kinman

Tim Kinman

Vice President, Trending Solutions Consulting & Global Program Lead for Systems Digitalization

Michael Baloh

Michael Baloh

Control Engineer at Siemens

Nick Finberg

Nick Finberg

Technical Writer, Global Marketing


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