Automotive software development is the process of developing software for use in the automotive industry. This includes designing and coding software for vehicles, as well as developing related applications, such as navigation systems, infotainment systems, telematics, and autonomous driving software. The process of automotive software development generally involves four main stages:
1. Requirements Analysis: During this stage, automotive engineers and system designers analyze the customer’s requirements and develop the system architecture. This process involves researching the customer's needs and understanding their expectations for the final product.
2. Design and Architecture: The development team develops the software's design and architecture. This includes creating the overall system architecture, designing the user interface, and determining the software’s functional requirements.
3. Implementation: In this stage, the team implements the software design and architecture. This includes coding, debugging, and testing the software to ensure it meets the customer’s specifications and requirements.
4. Maintenance and Support: In this final stage, the team provides maintenance and support for the software. This includes bug fixes, updates, and customer support.