With our 3DSE Insights, we share our latest findings and experiences about the implementation of Systems Engineering (SE) and Functional Orientation in the automotive industry. The insights are especially relevant for OEMs as well as Tier 1 suppliers. We start by defining Systems Engineering in the automotive industry. Afterwards, we give an overview of the current challenges of the industry and explain which six levers can be used to overcome these challenges. We summarize the significant benefits of SE and describe our approach to realize the potentials.
SE in automotive industries: Master the successful realization of customer function oriented and profitable mobility solutions, considering the entire product lifecycle. This also includes leveraging interdisciplinary teamwork, systematic problem-solving processes, holistic thinking and model-based engineering approaches.
Our contribution: We advise and help our customers in transforming Automotive R&D units into high performance SE organizations, considering products, technologies, processes, organization and culture.
Current Challenges for Automotive R&D
The automotive industry is undergoing a major transformation. The top drivers challenging today’s state-of-the-art vehicle development are a result of trends like autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity as well as already present drivers like globalization and geopolitical changes.
Based on our experience, current challenges can be divided into the areas technologies, requirements and cost pressure as well as culture and collaboration.