Automotive languages

In automotive development, software is becoming more important than hardware. Companies involved in the development process must be able to manage  the increase in software requirements: reliability, cost-efficiency, and the growing number and complexity of features.

Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM) helps by raising the level of abstraction closer to the problem domain — and generating production code, prototypes, configuration data etc. from these high-level models.

MetaEdit+ is being used successfully to create and support domain-specific languages in various domains across the automotive industry:

  • Development of applications and HMI for infotainment systems, covering both prototypes and production systems.
  • Functional design architectures mapped to in-house or 3rd party frameworks (e.g. AUTOSAR).
  • Hardware modeling for allocating functionality and software; analyzing the different allocation options.
  • Generating code or models for other tools (e.g. Simulink, see video)
  • Generation of testing and verification data

Since automotive and transportation systems have a long production lifespan with continuing evolution and maintenance, it is crucial that tools can be relied on — now and for the long term. MetaCase has developed its tools for over 20 years, and with the latest version of MetaEdit+ you can still work with the models created in the early 1990s. As languages evolve, your designs update automatically to the latest language version (metamodel). No more losing time and work when an AUTOSAR version changes: just open your existing models and take advantage of any new language features.

For more information:
  • Download a MetaEdit+ Automotive Brochure
  • Download an Automotive Electronics article on Domain-Specific Modeling

Public language examples

Functional architectures

Hardware and functional architectures

Railway systems

Railway interlocking example

AUTOSAR software architectures

Software architectures

Infotainment systems and HMI

Infotainment systems