The original source was an article in Germany. The "story" has been published widely now, and VW has not disputed it.I am a little skeptical about this “story.”
I suggest you read the article below in its entirety and tell me if you still feel that what VW is doing is just a small matter of programming.With the same number of years in embedded and high performance and real-time software development I still do not buy it. A great deal of the basic body control software will be very similar to other vehicles they have. You are making sound like this is their first “computer” system in a car. The OTA software capability is not as huge a deal as you make it up to be, it requires a data path, and very robust fail safe method of updating the firmware. These things are all very well developed and are not at all unique to cars.
A completely new software architecture. All software done in-house. And the ID.3 is the first instantiation. Personally I'm not surprised that it is at least 6 months late.Christian Senger, head of the Digital Car and Services division for Volkswagen Group...says Volkswagen will now go in the opposite direction from the one Ferdinand Piëch mandated decades ago. It will consolidate all of its software development into one new division that will employ up to 10,000 people within the next 5 years. The objective is to create a single unified automotive operating system that will run everything from a VW Polo to an Audi A8.
I'm working on finding something in English. Meanwhile could you please show me an article where VW denies that the software is 6 months late and that the cars are being manufactured and parked in lots until the software is ready?Show me an article that says they are starting everything from scratch.
Show me an article that says they are starting everything from scratch.
VW's existing platforms have up to 100 micro controllers. Their new platform has only 3-5 central computers. So either VW is writing everything from scratch for their new software architecture or they are developing emulators for each of the existing micro controllers. From your experience in real time control systems which do you think it is?VW's E3 electronics platform is used for the first time in the first ID. "So far, there are up to 100 control units, small computers in a car," said electronics director Rolf Zöller in an interview with WirtschaftsWoche . "The new platform only has three to five central computers."
In a way that's reassuring ... I just hope they keep taking their time and don't rush something to market that will put a damper on large-scale adoption. VW has a chance to potentiate what Nissan and Tesla started.There is a new report out of Denmark that the first ID.3 deliveries there have already been delayed from June to August.