This year may very well go down as a bellwether in the history of automotive engineering, as the year when software truly became recognized as the most discussed and notable components in vehicle manufacturing. During the ongoing revolution in power and powertrains, the relentless digitization of most every vehicle subsystem, now at the dawn of autonomous self-driving vehicles, software was certainly already at the forefront of automotive engineering. The amount of software code inside modern automotive products is breathtaking, dwarfing the code-bases found in most any other engineering endeavor. What has made this current year distinguishing are the several high-visibility revelations which have served to vividly demonstrate, to manufacturer and consumer alike, just how dependent vehicles have become upon their software, and just how vulnerable vehicles have become because of their software.
You may have seen the terms flitting around the internet: variants, variant management, product line engineering (PLE). You may have read that they represent an onrushing trend in product development. You may be wondering “just what is all this and how is it going to affect our business”. In this 3-part series based on a new whitepaper from Polarion Software, we’re going to try to answer these questions and others, and talk about solutions. Let’s get started with the first installment “Variety, the Spice of Life”. Read the rest of this entry »
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Find out how a new way of delivering mass customization via sophisticated Variant management can help you further accelerate innovation in complex development environments, regardless whether you take an agile, traditional, or hybrid approach. Read the rest of this entry »
Every so often we like to point up one of the many extensions available to Polarion users on our Extensions Portal. This time we’re showcasing a fairly new one: Polarion Connector for Teamcenter. If you’re developing embedded systems, IoT apps, or any kind of software that is part of a physical product, you’ll want to check this one out, because it represents a significant breakthrough in bridging the heretofore disconnected worlds of ALM and PLM. Read the rest of this entry »
The rush is on. It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). Physical things with software embedded in them, some of which connects to remote resources via the internet. It’s clear there are benefits to be reaped, but the connectivity creates a whole new landscape for risk analysis and risk management. To date, these disciplines largely take place as a thing apart, in a silo, or “black box” as it were. Output goes to Requirements Management – which all too often takes place in another silo, apart from software development and product engineering. If the news we’re seeing lately is any indication, this approach which served us well in years past just isn’t cutting it anymore.
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Welcome back to Morris Medical Monthly: a monthly series for medical device development companies (and companies who are related to such companies), providing some useful information about Polarion solutions and Polarion extensions.
Today we will start on the subject of Polarion’s RiskPack extension, and have a look how to use RiskPack.
We’ve all seen the recent headlines: the 2014 crash of Virgin Galactic’s experimental rocket, the recall of Jeep and other Fiat Chrysler vehicles. One had fatal consequences, the other easily could have… and might still if customers fail to update. Both stories have one commonality: the human factor. Both raise questions such as, “could better design and testing processes have prevented or mitigated the result?” Read the rest of this entry »
Many readers of this blog are either actively developing, or looking into developing applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). If development for IoT hasn’t touched you yet, it seems likely that it will sooner or later (probably sooner!) There’s certainly no shortage of press around IoT these days. But we came across one article we thought might catch your interest, as it did ours: one that talks about why the best IoT devices will be like the mythical sword “Sting” in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.