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Culture drives business

Transforming companies through values, culture and corporate DNA (Part 2). Read Part 1. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. What an unambitious statement. Is organizational culture really a beast that cannot be tamed? For the quality manager it cannot be, as today even standardization demands for the existence of certain cultures. Culture is in the focus (…)

Non-Impeccable Assumptions

This is Part 2 of Impeccable Engineering Series, follow the link to read Part 1. In my previous blog post I expatiated on Impeccable Engineering. In a nutshell, its main tenet was that you should be focusing first and foremost on the quality of your own work as the ticket to contentment and as a corollary, great (…)

Test Automation System Evaluation and Evolution – A Practical Case

Part 3 of the blog series on Test Automation Read Part 1 and Part 2 Prologue This is the third part of my blog series on test automation and the lessons we’ve learned while building a working test automation system for our product. In the previous two parts I’ve generalized the lessons on purpose, so (…)

Complexity, Baselines and Variants

Through-Stack Development (Part 3)  Follow the link to read Part 1 and Part 2. Let’s talk a bit about complexity. Almost any given automotive ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is a complex beast by itself, with its number of requirements ranging somewhere between a couple of hundred for a simpler ECU to thousands for a full-featured (…)

Automotive hardware design – how hard can it be?

The automotive product design and the productization are a very complicated undertaking. The automotive product must meet hundreds of requirements to satisfy customers and conform to compliance standards, safety requirements and applicable government regulations combined with long lifetimes of projects. “Modern vehicles carry more computation power than Apollo spaceship that flew to the Moon.”  The (…)

Values are the last fallback

Transforming companies through values, culture and corporate DNA (Part 1) Values. In technology companies they are things that are assigned to variables. In fact they are the last fallback to keep the company on the right track when all other mechanisms have failed. Knowing that the company has the right values helps me, the quality (…)

Building a community increases engagement in a remote work environment

Building community increases engagement and motivation

One of the major concerns of having remote employees is developing and increasing their engagement and motivation at work. After many trials and errors, we have realized that building a community at work has increased engagement and motivation at Link Motion. But how can we build a community when most of our employees are working (…)

Automated Test Tools

Part 2 of the blog series on Test Automation Read Part 1 and continue to Part 3 Overview The first part of the blog series on test automation focused on the reasons to introduce – and the effects those reasons have on the implementation of – test automation in automotive projects. This second part continues (…)

Optimizing power and performance in automotive systems

Creating hardware and software in the automotive world is getting more complicated by the year. More features and application require ever increasing performance. It’s tough to keep up, especially when trying to design systems to be efficient and with low power consumption in mind. How should one go about getting the best of both worlds? (…)

Bisecting Security and Safety in the Automotive Sphere

Through-Stack Development (Part 2) Follow the link to read Part 1 and continue to Part 3. Part of what makes connected carputers such a challenging area, is the need to meet stringent requirements on two fronts – vehicle safety (to ensure safe operation in traffic) and cyber-security (to protect the car from malicious attacks). The (…)