Mentor Forum Automotive UK
Modern cars are undeniably sophisticated and complex engineering products. Upfront engineering design is a key, controlling factor to commercial success. Get it right and if down-stream functions such as manufacturing, sales and servicing also perform well, then the product can succeed. Get it wrong and the rest is irrelevant.
The electrical and electronic systems can represent up to 40% of the total cost of a car and are a major contributor differentiated selling features whilst at the same time providing essential sub-systems for drive, efficiency and safety. Such platforms are complex to design. They are composed of multiple systems and design domains. “Getting it right” is the basic requirement. “Getting it right and optimised” is the real goal.
What You Will Learn
Mentor Forum Automotive is an event to help engineers that design automotive E/E systems. The objective of the forum is to explore solutions to the Systems Engineering challenges associated with automotive platform developments. The forum will debate the hurdles which teams experience moving “down and back up” the V-model diagram across multiple domains. Interactions between the electrical, network, ECU and software domains, tracking requirements and managing change will be explored as the day develops. Customer presented case-studies will demonstrate solutions in action.
About the Presenters
After finishing his EE degree in 1997 Thomas has been working on different challenges in the automotive industry, from (short-lived) 42V power networks to electrical system and in-vehicle network design. In 2004 he started working at Mentor Graphics with products such as Capital and Volcano and in his current position he is managing Mentor's application engineers for those product lines.
John Judkins – Technical Director for Mentor Graphics’ Integrated Electrical Systems Division – leads the Engineering for Manufacture (EFM) team. This group focuses on software solutions for wire harness product engineering and manufacturing.
John’s career in the electrical wiring systems domain spans over 25 years, beginning in software development with a UK-based automotive wire harness Tier 1. He became IS Systems Development manager before leaving to become a co-founder of Harness Software Limited (HSL), where he developed the original blueprint for Capital H software. HSL was acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2000.
John is one of the founding members of IESD and is a key contributor to the Capital vision and architecture.
Who Should Attend
Managers, engineers, designers involved in:
- EE systems design
- Wire harness engineering
- Network design and integration
- AUTOSAR and GENIVI
- 08:45: Registration
- 09.30: Keynote: Closing the loop - “Connecting the dots” and feeding back changes throughout the V model
- 10.15: The AESIN project, presented by the NMI
- 10.30: Communicating goals - Tracking requirements and engineering changes between abstractions and across domain boundaries
- 11.15: Break
- 11.30: Connecting domains - How software components influence electrical architecture
- 12.15: Automating transitions - From logical design to physical implementation, including a customer case-study by JLR
- 13.00: Lunch
- 14.00: Connecting the supply chain - Driving design data to manufacturing
- 14.45: Digital continuity across the V - Connecting the left side with the right side
- 15.30 Afternoon break
- 15.45 Collaborative Cost Engineering - Technology for accurate manufacturing cost calculation
- 16.30 Closing comments