10/14/2022: TraceTronic and neocx join forces at the JUG Saxony Day
"It was great!" say Frederik Schrader (TraceTronic GmbH) and Daniel Surek (neocx GmbH) with big smiles on their faces, referring to Saxony's largest IT community conference. They attended the 9th JUG Saxony Day in Radebeul with their presentation Software-defined vehicle. The transformation of the automotive industry and why software is the solution. Doesn't exactly sound like a topic for the Java User Group (JUG), does it? Well, it is, because these meetings aren't just exclusively about Java. Rather, the focus is on the exchange of knowledge and experience, and new technologies and trends in IT and software-driven industries. Time and again, socially relevant topics also find their way onto the agenda. With good reason, because IT technologies are increasingly enriching the everyday lives and environments of every individual. And the presentation by our two colleagues hits the mark there too. Because it's about "Germany's favorite toy" – the car.
The car of today is a mechanical engineering product of perfection. Never before have bodywork, embedded ECU hardware, and specially developed vehicle software been more sophisticated and harmonized. But new mobility concepts, such as electromobility or autonomous driving, are changing the industry for good. Already, car makers are increasingly shifting their focus from hardware to software. The focus is no longer exclusively on the classic areas of design, engine performance, and clearance, but also on connectivity, digitalization, and AI.
In the future, the car will no longer serve merely as a means of transport. For a long time, users have wanted to use their familiar smart environment in the car as well. And just as they expect from their smartphones, notebooks, tablets, etc., they want the latest feature and security updates on a regular basis. This will turn the car of tomorrow into a software platform – highly flexible and continuously equipped with new services and apps. So everyone can decide individually which functions they need and want to finance, in terms of driving and their lifestyle in the car – some permanently, some perhaps only temporarily.
In the future, the value of a car will be assessed based on its software. The proportion has been increasing for years. This is attracting new players and tech companies that are now working together with traditional OEM suppliers.
The presentation by our colleagues clearly showed how the automotive industry is changing, indeed transforming. How the focus is shifting and new business models are becoming established.
TraceTronic and neocx are part of this process every day. Because no software comes onto the market without first being tested down to the last detail. And we're excellent at testing, from automated to continuous . Feel free to get in touch with us.