Open standards enable continuous software development in the automotive industry

Until recently, the automobile industry has mainly concentrated on design, development of electronics, as well as mechanics and manufacture. Nowadays, the software component of new vehicles has become a great deal of the development costs, fueled by the addition of numerous new sensors, intelligent algorithms, very efficient and specialized processor, and a highly complex user experience to the vehicle.

Furthermore, there are requirements for high performance and real-time processing, as well as for the distributed architecture of the vehicle. This development entails fundamental challenges and, additionally, supply chains further complicate the development. The following white paper provides a holistic overview of vehicle development processes, followed by an insight into different software development processes, languages and tools required for the efficient development of the next generation of intelligent vehicles. The white paper specifically deals with SYCL™, an open standard provided by the Khronos™ Group for high-performance programming of heterogeneous multi-core processor systems. (Glaser et al., 2020)

DThe white paper with all results is available by clicking on the following link: Whitepaper

Very informative insights and valuable information on how to develop an even more targeted software for the automotive sector in the future.

Many thanks to all authors, especially to Charles Macfarlane (, Benjamin May ( and Dr. Sven Fleck ( ).

Finally, many thanks for allowing Oliver Hupfeld from Inno-Tec to be part of the completion of this white paper.

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