AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 11, 2017 – BigLever Software today announced that the company’s CEO, Dr. Charles Krueger, will spotlight the latest Feature-based PLE approaches for variant and complexity management in automotive manufacturing at two sessions during Engineering@Scale Tech Day, Oct. 12 at General Motors Heritage Center in Detroit, Mich.

Automotive manufacturers are under intense pressure to rapidly deliver intelligent vehicles with ever-increasing variation in sophisticated features that require the seamless integration of interacting systems and software, electronics and mechanical parts. This variant management complexity grows exponentially with the introduction of the fully connected car, and ultimately the autonomous vehicle.

“Feature-based PLE has emerged as one of the foremost areas of innovation and standardization in the automotive engineering field,” said Krueger. “It is a game-changing paradigm that enables a unified variant and complexity management approach across the full enterprise lifecycle – from engineering to product marketing, manufacturing, sales, and operations disciplines. At the event I will explore how the world’s leading automotive manufacturers are leveraging Feature-based PLE to achieve competitive advantage through order-of-magnitude improvements in productivity, time-to-market, portfolio scalability and product quality.”

Engineering@Scale Tech Day will feature the technologies and solutions that are helping companies in the automotive industry create new levels of innovation, while addressing mounting complexity challenges. This event is being hosted by 321 Gang, Aras, BigLever Software, Sodius, Tasktop and Method Park.

Krueger will present the following sessions:

Presentation: Feature-based Product Line Engineering and Operations for the Automotive Enterprise
Time: 11:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m. EDT

Presentation: Governance and Guidance for Feature-based Product Line Engineering in Automotive
Time: 1:05 – 1:50 p.m. EDT

In addition to PLE, this event will provide insight into the following trends and topics:

  • Scaling Agile to the Automotive Enterprise
  • Convergence of MBSE and the Product Innovation Platform
  • Connected Product Initiatives with Digital Twin and Digital Thread
  • Improving Processes with Automotive SPICE
  • Certifiable Framework for AUTOSAR

Event attendees can also tour the comprehensive automotive collection at the General Motors Heritage Center.