The major topics in the automotive industry are new forms of propulsion, alternative fuels and electric cars. It is important to make positive use of upcoming changes in mobility and to promote research and development in the areas of e-mobility, autonomous driving and digitization. For engineers, this means above all: there is a lot to do in the changing automotive industry.
All OEMs and suppliers must face the challenge of keeping pace with dynamic product development and changing industry guidelines (e.g. AIAG/VDA FMEA alignment). This increasing pace of development will challenge companies to deliver quality products while minimizing product recalls and warranty costs. The dramatically increased requirements can only be met with central access to all development methods, documents and projects, which at the same time promotes appropriate communication and collaboration.