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Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry

Learn about all the trends and solutions that are reshaping the way vehicles are designed and manufactured

Ready for any Future Trends

Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry is one of the most exciting phenomena we can witness today. In this field of activity, many revolutions are taking place or are about to come: Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Cars, Smart Mobility, and Connected Vehicles. Engineers and manufacturers are working hard to prepare a future that we can only imagine: smarter, more connected, more sustainable, more resilient to change.

Companies that are part of this supply chain must be prepared for Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry. Everything becomes more and more digital. We, as a partner of Siemens, can offer an ecosystem of solutions that makes you ready to embrace all main future trends of the Automotive Industry.

Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry

Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry is just the last revolution

We can consider Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry as yet another change in an industry where the scenario has always changed quickly. As you can see in the interesting graph below, the protagonists of this scene have always been different. In the beginning, United States dominated, with their Fordist model, based on mass production. Soon Germany emerged as the biggest competitor, but in the mid-70s Japan became the leader. Later other important European car industries loss their importance in favor of Asian ones. Now China is the biggest producer, almost exclusively for its internal market, while Germany is the biggest exporter.

Countries by shares of motor vehicle production since 1950
Countries by shares of motor vehicle production since 1950 (source: Wikipedia)

Two big challenges to face

Digital Transformation in the Automotive industry is the answer to the main challenges that this sector must face now. They are challenges that involve the whole humanity. But the way the world of motors evolves is crucial to understanding how long we will able to secure the balance we need.

safety in autonomous car


environment in the automotive industry


Siemens means “Electronics for the Automotive Sector”

Siemens is the only vendor to offer Automotive vehicle electronics development solutions all the way from low power high-performance silicon integration to multi-board & harness design with continuous “left-shift” verification.

Siemens has the industry's most comprehensive solution for system capture, design exploration, virtual simulation, and closed-loop multi-domain validation and verification.

Library, design & team orchestration

Library, design & team orchestration in the Automotive Industry

  • Manage the ECAD WIP in a concurrent design process.
  • Enable collaborative review.
  • Provide engineers a single view of all component data and models.
  • Manage security and distribution of library data across the team.
  • Trace reuse usage & changes across the enterprise.
Silicon integration

Silicon integration in the Automotive Industry

  • Conductivity is a property that allows electricity to flow through a material.
  • Silicon material is commonly used as a semiconductor in electronics: devices such as transistors, printed circuit boards, and integrated circuits make use of silicon's highly conductive properties to maximize their performance.
Concurrent multi-board design

Concurrent multi-board design in the Automotive Industry

  • Manage complex electronics system design including boards, cables & connectors.
  • Facilitate collaborative development & connectivity management / validation.
  • Enable IP (intellectual property) reuse of system elements (inclusion of a piece of design from an existing design).
Signal, power, thermal and reliability analysis

Signal, power, thermal and reliability analysis in the Automotive Industry

  • Address the most complex signal, power & thermal integrity issues.
  • Fully integrated in the design flow enabling issues to be caught early.
  • Empower PCB engineers to identify first-order issues at design-stage.
  • Simulate performance from board, component, to pins.
  • Minimize cost and time associated with physical HALT testing.
Electro-mechanical co-design

Electro-mechanical co-design in the Automotive industry

  • Streamline collaboration between electronics & mechanical teams within their native context.
  • Enable design optimization for form-factor, quality, and performance.
  • Allow users to preview design proposals and assess implications before commitment.
Electronics and cable/harness integration

Electronics and cable/harness integration in the Automotive Industry

  • Cabling is often used for interconnections between boards and other system components.
  • Each logical cable requires physical representation. Advantages: 1. Rapid, right-first-time, error-free electrical and harness design. 2. Automated harness engineering for creation of production-ready drawings, BOMs, costings, data files and manufacturing reports.
Lean efficient NPI

Automotive Indusrty New Product Introduction
Smart car (HUD) and Autonomous self-driving mode vehicle on metro city road with graphic sensor signal.; Shutterstock ID 680966149

  • Accelerates time-to-manufacture with automated & fast DFM validation during design. Shift manufacturing knowledge into the design process to enable efficient and cost-effective new product introductions.
  • Out-of-the-box and customized rule set up.
  • Designed to be used by designers as well as manufacturing specialists.

Automotive industry certification ISO 26262

  • Xpedition and PADS Professional PCB design technologies and design flows have achieved ISO 26262 functional safety compliance
  • Certification was independently verified by TÜV-SUD, an internationally accredited testing and conformity company


This Infographic highlights the key trends and implications in the global automotive industry. It then highlights Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions for the automotive industry and discusses our leadership, momentum, expertise claims.

Ready for the future of Automotive

Siemens’ ecosystem of solutions makes the company ready to embrace all main future trends of the automotive industry:

autonomous vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous driving & driver assist systems

electrified vehicles
Electrified Vehicles

Electric vehicles & supporting technology


Smart fleets & multi-modal transport

connected vehicles
Connected Vehicles

Connecting car, driver and infrastructure

Software for Digital Transformation in the Automotive Industry

PADS Professional PCB Design

PADS Professional

With PADS Professional design teams have everything they need to bring even complex projects into...

xpedition enterprise

Xpedition Enterprise

Xpedition Enterprise is the top solution for the entire PCB Design flow. Reduces design cycles...

hyperlynx, pcb simulation


The HyperLynx tools let you discover and correct problems earlier in your design cycle using...

Arneses eléctricos con VeSys


VeSys is a suite of Wiring and Harness Design software tools for companies where ease-of-use...

flotherm, electronics thermal analysis

Simcenter Flotherm XT

Simcenter Flotherm XT is a CAD centric electronics cooling simulation software provided by Siemens, which...

floefd for 3d cfd analysis

Simcenter FLOEFD

FLOEFD is an Electronic Cooling solution that lets you perform 3D CFD Analysis inside your...


Valor NPI – The Siemens Solution for managing PCB DFM Rules

PCB DFM Rules for Successful Manufacturing can be easily managed with Valor NPI, a Siemens...


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