Additional test methods need to be established in times when vehicles are defined more and more by software and the variety of functions is increasing significantly. Because software errors that are detected only during the test phase on physical prototypes cost a lot of time, money and cause frustration. Then the question often arises: couldn't the errors have been detected and rectified earlier?
Our engineering teams say 'yes' and report on their day-to-day work, in which test activities can be carried out in virtual test environments. At the software and model level even right from the beginning, and for every change made by the function developers. For this purpose, several scenario-based test cases are developed, which are executed automatically using scalable infrastructure with the aim of bringing new vehicle functions quickly to the market.