Technology and business model disruption has created conditions threatening the survival of established automakers, and a gold rush opportunity for new entrants. Often funded by venture capital, these new entrants must hit challenging milestones to secure their next round of funding. But how are the vehicles, loaded with electronics and software, actually designed?
The Digital Functional Twin, closely related to Model-Based Systems Engineering, is a key concept. Application of the Digital Functional Twin can dramatically compress development timescales, support compliance mandates, and foster engineering innovation. This presentation explores the ideas behind the Digital Functional Twin and how modern design automation tools turn these ideas into reality.