When changing the environment or the sensor technology, neural networks in vehicles today have to be trained again and again from scratch. The AI Delta Learning research project aims to solve this problem – and substantially reduce the effort involved.
China is on track to take a leading role in many developments. In this interview, Dr. Jens Puttfarcken (President & CEO of Porsche China), Dr. Peter Schäfer (Managing Director of Porsche Engineering), and Kurt Schwaiger (Managing Director of the Porsche Engineering branch in Shanghai) report on the latest trends and their collaboration in the country.
To meet the challenges of the future, it is essential that Porsche embraces software as one of its core competencies. The company already uses open source software widely and now, thanks to a newly created control process, employees can even more easily participate in its development and publish code on the GitHub development platform.
Hardware-in-the-loop helps to develop functions more efficiently and test them earlier. Porsche Engineering uses HiL systems at various locations worldwide - including to adapt vehicle functions to local requirements.
More than half of the new vehicles registered in Norway in 2020 had an all-electric powertrain. In addition to modern design and innovative technology, customers there look for long range and space for the family – making the Porsche Taycan and the new Taycan Cross Turismo the perfect match.
Software is increasingly becoming the determining factor in automotive development. Marius Mihailovici, Managing Director of Porsche Engineering Romania, takes a look into the future of software development and explains why the job of a programmer could change completely in the next 20 years.