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– Aired June 28, 2022 –

RTI Automotive Forum

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Integrating Ecosystems:
How to Support the Development of Software-Defined Vehicles

In the race to build and bring next-generation vehicles to market, efficiency and flexibility matters. Using the right architecture is critical for software-defined vehicles, which are rapidly gaining traction for their ability to deliver increased software reuse, faster integration and time to market. A great example of this trend is Next-Generation Electrical/Electronic (Next Gen E/E) Zonal Architecture, a design approach that calls for broad integration across the many different subsystems in a common architecture. 

This focus on integration paves the way for collaborative ecosystems such as DDSTM, AUTOSAR or ROS 2 to be used and optimized for building software-defined vehicles. Being able to leverage the familiar unique capabilities of DDS should not be limited to native development, but should be available across the complete ecosystem. AUTOSAR and ROS 2 toolkits can help provide a rapid start and solid foundation within fully integrated systems, while leveraging the many benefits of data-centric architectures. Being free to develop vehicle architectures using software and hardware from multiple vendors provides a clear advantage, making it easier to maintain compliance with evolving standards and platforms and get access to continuous feature and performance improvements.

When it comes to Next-Gen E/E development, vehicle data connectivity is equally important. Integrated systems must provide flexibility, scalability, compatibility and portability to different hardware components. In addition, rigorous — and continuously evolving — safety and cybersecurity requirements add yet another level of complexity to be addressed.

What is the best approach to modeling and configuration workflows? How do you achieve rapid, scalable communication within embedded, real-time, and safe systems? 

Guest Panelists & Speakers


Speaker Spotlight

Stefan Rombach

Senior Product Management Engineer

Vector Informatik

Stefan Rombach
Brian Morrison

Chief Technology Officer / Director, Innovation & Technology - Automotive

Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.

Brian Morrison
Peter Virk

Chief Technology Officer / VP, BlackBerry IVY Product & Ecosystem


Peter Virk
Bob Leigh

Senior Director of Market Development, Autonomous Systems


Bob Leigh
Pedro Lopez Estepa

Market Development Director, Automotive


Pedro Lopez Estepa
Angel Berrio

Group Product Manager


Angel Berrio


June 28, 2022

08:00 – 08:10 PDT
Opening Remarks

Bob Leigh, Senior Market Development Director, Autonomous Systems, RTI

08:10 – 08:30 PDT
Speaker Session

The Automotive Software Factory

Stefan Rombach, Senior Product Management Engineer at Vector Informatik

The software complexity of modern automotive ECUs requires new development methods and tool environments that support big, distributed development teams. In this talk, Vector presents the vision of an Automotive Software Factory, that enables the development and automatic integration of various kinds of software from OO-designed high-level applications to deeply embedded controller code.

08:30 – 09:10 PDT
Panel Session

Designing the Next Gen E/E Vehicles, The Automotive Software Factory

Moderator: Pedro López Estepa, Director of Automotive, RTI

Speakers: Peter Virk, VP, BlackBerry IVY Product & Ecosystem at BlackBerry and Brian Morrison, Director, Innovation & Technology - Automotive, Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.

This panel will feature:

  • The reality behind the next-gen e/e and modern vehicle architectures 
  • The integration level and role from the OEMs, Tier-1s, and Tier-2s in this transition
  • Hardware architecture standardization, how does it affect the overall industry
  • Hardware-Software cooperation in order to achieve optimal design cycles
09:10 – 09:30 PDT
RTI Announcement

New Software to Power Next-Generation Vehicles

RTI Presentation, Angel Berrio, Group Product Manager, RTI

Next-generation vehicles will require significant upgrades to traditional vehicle architecture in order to address the major limitations that the automotive industry is facing today. To guarantee the desired level of innovation, software-defined vehicle architectures must provide flexibility, scalability, compatibility and upgradability on different hardware components.

This session will announce new software from RTI that will ease automakers' journey to quickly and flexibly meet the most complicated demands of the automotive market.

Learn how to reduce the cost and risk of solving the complex demands of autonomous and electric vehicles.

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