There’s a push for individuals, fleets, and businesses to all become more efficient in the journey to hit their own sustainability goals. This is the case for automakers, too. They’re not just looking for ways to make their vehicles, materials, and factories more sustainable but the entire process from the idea through to the aftersales.

The automotive industry is one of the biggest contributors to environmental degradation. As such, there is an urgent need for automakers to embrace sustainable practices in their manufacturing processes. One area that offers immense potential for promoting sustainability in the automotive industry is vehicle software.

When you consider how crucial software is in modern vehicles — determining the car’s performance, safety features, and overall functionality — it’s key for manufacturers to look for ways to maximize this to increase sustainability while also shortening the development process.

The Aurora Labs Vehicle Software Intelligence (VSI) tools play a significant role here in helping automakers reach their sustainability goals. Here’s how we do it.

Making the process more efficient

One of the key benefits of using Aurora Labs vehicle software intelligence is that it can help automakers optimize their manufacturing processes. By creating smaller software packages, developers can reduce the time and resources required to build and test the software. This, in turn, reduces the production time, speeding up the time to market while also improving error resolution. In this way, automakers can save energy, developer time, and electricity use while launching new cars.


Reducing semiconductor use

Semiconductors play a crucial role in modern vehicles. They are used in various systems, such as infotainment, safety, and engine management. With the increasing shortage of semiconductor components and precious metals used to make them, it is essential to reduce the use of these materials.

By adopting Aurora Labs vehicle software intelligence, manufacturers can take a different approach to updates. The Line-of-Code IntelligenceTM updates take up less space on the flash memory, reducing the amount of flash memory required within a vehicle while making it last up to 40 times longer.

With these components — and the precious metals used to make them — in increasingly short supply, manufacturers can reduce the need to lean on the supply chain. With fewer materials in each vehicle, this can improve overall sustainability.

Using less energy

Running tests on hundreds of millions of lines of code is incredibly energy intensive. With Auto Detect from Aurora Labs, developers can speed up software testing, identifying exactly which tests are necessary ahead of release. This eliminates the need to run every single test, and developers can focus on the affected functions only. This reduces the time and electricity needed to identify bugs and release updates. Additionally, smaller update files require less network storage and data communication resources, which further reduces ongoing energy use.

In conclusion, Aurora Labs Vehicle Software Intelligence (VSI) offers immense potential for promoting sustainability in the automotive industry. By leveraging software intelligence, automakers can optimize their manufacturing processes, reduce semiconductor use, and conserve energy. As we strive to achieve a more sustainable future, embracing vehicle software intelligence is an essential step toward achieving sustainability in the automotive industry.

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