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Ensuring the quality of automotive software

Making Adaptive AUTOSAR software development more efficient.

20 January 2021

TietoEVRY and Qentinel, a leading provider of Robotic Software Testing solutions, recently announced they will work together on Adaptive AUTOSAR software test automation. With the Qentinel Pace Tool and TietoEVRY expertise, automotive companies can test Adaptive AUTOSAR software components and speed up development cycles, as Adam Konopa, Automotive Business Development Manager at TietoEVRY, explains.

More and more features and functions in a vehicle are controlled by software. There can be up to 150 million lines of code in a current-generation vehicle and that will only increase with time. One of the concerns in the automotive industry is how to ensure the quality of the software.

“Agile software development is one thing, but agile testing is very important as well,” says Mr. Konopa. “Consumers expect reliable and bug-free software, and to ensure this, automotive companies must implement test automation on a large scale.”

Both TietoEVRY and Qentinel want to provide the automotive industry with new value-adding tooling to make Adaptive AUTOSAR software development more efficient. Together they aim to address the challenges around the integration of the new Adaptive AUTOSAR architecture.

“One of the most recent and important trends in automotive is the separation of software and hardware. Adaptive AUTOSAR Architecture allows a virtualizing environment where the Adaptive AUTOSAR stack can be deployed and adaptive services and applications can be run,” Mr Konopa explains. “This approach helps to eliminate many errors, bugs and integration issues in early phases. Once the hardware is available, the software can be integrated and already prepared test suits can be run in a target environment.”

He adds that their partnership with Qentinel brings new opportunities to Automotive OEMs and Tier-1s to make modern software development and testing easier, faster and more efficient/effective.

“Evolving the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform is very important for the Automotive industry. Market megatrends like Autonomous Driving, Connected Vehicle and High-Performance Computing enforce changes to E/E architectures. The role of software is becoming more and more important.

The Adaptive Software Platform is the answer to cope with increasing software complexity. There is a need for flexibility and continuous development of the software during the vehicle lifecycle. This brings new challenges but at the same time also new opportunities for car manufacturers. The development cycle of the software will not end once installed in the car, the next versions of the SW will be installed frequently over-the-air. High software quality is needed continuously.”

Qentinel Pace with AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform test automation support is available for early adopters to reap benefits straight away.

TietoEVRY operates as a digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. The company is headquartered in Finland and serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. Within the automotive segment, it is one of the leading software R&D service providers for automotive OEMs and tier-one suppliers with a focus on Digital Cockpit, Connected Cars, ADAS and safety-critical automotive software development. Today, tens of millions of cars use software developed by TietoEVRY.

The article is published at Business Trends, an international business magazine:
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Adam Konopa

Automotive Business Development Manager

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