Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-21-0030
2004-10-18

Standard Interfaces and Standard Software Architecture as a Means For “Go Fast” Engineering 2004-21-0030

The global market pressure of requiring high quality vehicles at lower prices has forced automotive manufacturers to change the way they engineer their products.
In the electrical/electronic part of the automobile business, a strategy of reusing common hardware and software components was needed to support these market pressures. The General Motors strategy was to develop a standard electrical architecture.
This paper will identify what a standard electrical architecture is, how a standard electrical architecture helps General Motors meet market demands, and issues that General Motors encountered in trying to implement this standard electrical architecture.

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