Bill Milam, Ford Motor Company
Model-Based Design and automatic code generation have enabled a dramatic reduction in the defects, effort, and cost of software development for embedded systems. This is especially true for individual control functions, which by nature have a limited scope. However, the robust collaborative development of embedded control systems continues to present serious challenges to the realization of truly ubiquitous Model-Based Design. This talk provides use case scenarios to illustrate how these challenges can be overcome through process discipline; centralized version-controlled data and architecture management; automated integration and consistency checking; and object dependency visualization.