Advanced Product Line Engineering Puts the Auto Industry in Overdrive
August 28, 2014 by News Editor
Today’s vehicles must be responsive to the driver’s slightest of intentions, while providing the highest levels of safety and reliability under the most extreme conditions. Manufacturers have turned to increasingly sophisticated software and electronics, adding yet another layer of complexity as well as the opportunity for expensive and image-bruising defects and recalls. Product line engineering (PLE) is a recognized discipline within systems engineering that is being applied to the automotive world to address precisely these kinds of complexities.