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An Industrial Case Study of Design Methodology and Decision Making for Automotive Electronics
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering. (Business oriented Engineering of Software intensive Systems)
Scania CV.
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, New York: ASME , 2009, Vol. 4, p. 77-86Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The growth rate of R&D activities in automotive industry brings an increased need for transfer of design knowledge. This, in combination with growing complexity of the product puts new demands on the decision process. In this paper, decision methods used within the R&D department of an international vehicle manufacturer has been investigated through interviews and surveys. The main focus has been to identify and analyze methods used by the individual roles within different development teams. The survey reveals that a majority of the respondents use unstructured methods for resolving decision issues. When respondents were asked about their preferences there was an expressed need for more structured methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: ASME , 2009. Vol. 4, p. 77-86
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Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-1052DOI: 10.1115/DETC2008-49901ISI: 000268879900009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-69949144268ISBN: 0-7918-3831-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-1052DiVA, id: diva2:24312
Conference
ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences/Computers and Information in Engineering Conference Location: New York, NY Date: AUG 03-06, 2008
Available from: 2008-09-22 Created: 2008-09-22 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
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1. ECONOMICAL VALUATION OF ARCHITECTURAL DECISIONS WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ECONOMICAL VALUATION OF ARCHITECTURAL DECISIONS WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS
2008 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Today most innovations made within the automotive domain are driven by electronics. The automotive customers demand new functionality with every new product release and the time-to-market is constantly shortened. Automotive embedded systems are often resource constrained and trade-offs between the system behavior and the resources required is of great importance. The cost sensitive automotive industry has to optimize the use of the system's limited resources, but in the meantime also be flexible. The system needs to support a large number of vehicle configurations over many years of production. The design decisions are usually based on many factors that pull in different directions such as maintenance, portability, usability etc. The growing complexity of the product and the many uncertain factors create a need for support in the design process. To better understand this problem decision methods used within an R&D department of an international vehicle manufacturer has been investigated through interviews and surveys. The survey reveals that a majority of the respondents use unstructured methods for resolving decision issues. When respondents were asked about their preferences there was an expressed need for more structured methods. In this research several existing methods have been surveyed and the methods most relevant to this issue are further described in this thesis. The main contribution of this thesis is an evaluation method using Real Options. The method provides the opportunity to analyze the cost of designing for flexibility to cope with a future growth of the product, based on the estimated value of the future functionality. To improve the usability an evaluation process is defined to aid engineers. This process provides a way of valuing system designs and enables the engineer to think about the future in a systematic manor. To analyze the resource usage within an embedded system a method is proposed on how to evaluate the resource efficiency of functions implemented within an automotive embedded system. The challenge of this work has been to develop methods that are found helpful to the industry and are easy enough to use so that designers are willing to try them again

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Västerås: Mälardalen University Press, 2008. p. 110
Series
Mälardalen University Press Licentiate Theses, ISSN 1651-9256 ; 92
Keywords
cost-efficient
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-1057 (URN)978-91-85485-98-7 (ISBN)
Presentation
2008-10-02, Mälardalens University, Kappa, Högskoleplan 1, Västerås, 15:00
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Available from: 2008-09-22 Created: 2008-09-22 Last updated: 2008-09-24Bibliographically approved

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