As automobiles become software devices, software integration, management and development become complex. This complexity gets even more daunting, given that there are multiple teams and multiple vendors working on software development.

The speed at which the market desires new features has been evolving. Today, in the technology industry, we are seeing new features or app updates happening every week. This is a big change from the times when a new release of the next version of ERP software will be coming once in 12 months.

Legacy software acquisition and development practices in the automotive industry do not provide the agility to deploy new software at the speed of the industry. While there has been a lot of focus on safety the security is often an afterthought, not built-in from the beginning of the lifecycle of the application and underlying infrastructure.

DevSecOps is the industry best-practice for rapid and secure software development. In DevSecOps, testing and security are shifted to the left through the automated unit, functional, integration, and security testing – this is a key DevSecOps differentiator since security and functional capabilities are tested and built simultaneously.

It is imperative for automotive companies to adapt the DevSecOps processes for all of their software products, across the entire lifecycle phases of the software lifecycle: plan, develop, build, test, release, deliver, deploy, operate, and monitor. These phases are orchestrated via the traditional V model of software development or via the modern agile development methods.

Best Practices for Enterprise DevSecOps

  • Normalize the technology stack
  • Standardize and reduce variability
  • Expand DevOps practices
  • Automated Delivery Process
  • Self Service Teams

Value generated with –

  • High-quality software
  • More reliable deliveries
  • Reduced rework
  • Increased collaboration
  • Reduction in effort wastage & errors
  • Faster deployments with reused patterns
  • Faster release cycles
  • Faster change deployments with lesser approvals
  • Higher predictability in deliveries
  • Reduced bureaucracy in approval processes
  • Highest consistency in deliveries.
  • Fully integrated security